The cool trick beetles use to breathe underwater like scuba divers

You see that bubble attached to the beetle? That’s basically an air tank that the beetle uses so that it can breathe underwater. Because they’re so small, they can use water’s surface tension to trap air in bubbles on their body so they can swim under water without having to constantly come up for air. Other beetles… »11/11/15 10:19am11/11/15 10:19am


Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best… »8/28/15 4:50pm8/28/15 4:50pm

Seeing a ladybug take flight in slow motion is actually quite surprising 

This is just so cool. I love how the dotted red shells split and then the wings slowly swing out and then begin to flap and the ladybug takes flight like some sophisticated alien space ship that’s ready to swarm together. It’s also really cool to see this angle of a ladybug taking flight because it’s so different than… »8/19/15 3:48pm8/19/15 3:48pm

Video explains why bees are dying and how that seriously screws humans

Bees are extremely important to the way we live. One out of every 3 meals we eat is made possible because of bees and if they died out, plants would die, some foods will stop existing and millions of humans would starve. Seriously! Kurz Gesagt tries to explain why honey bees are dying and what it means for humanity. »7/10/15 2:30pm7/10/15 2:30pm

The complicated and fascinating life of farming leafcutter ants

Here’s an interesting look at the life of leafcutter ants, the tiny little farmers of the world. They cut off the leaves of trees and essentially use it to farm the fungus they need to feet their little ant colony. It’s an impressive undertaking, carrying the leaves as they do is the equivalent of humans carrying more… »6/11/15 5:33pm6/11/15 5:33pm

What in the monster hell is this scary bright green and pink gooey worm

It’s just not right. Adult humans should not have to fear monsters. But how in the world will the world ever sleep again after knowing that this terrifying radiator fluid-looking worm goo thing exists? Can humanity survive after seeing this? Just look at the sludge bug shoots out its pink dart and you’ll only dream… »6/08/15 10:40am6/08/15 10:40am

These eerie millipedes glow in the dark because of stress

We all have our own different coping mechanisms when it comes to stress. A nice walk outside. A cold beer. A punching bag. Blowing up at your friends. And glowing in the dark. What? Scientists believe that these millipedes evolved to glow in the dark to deal with stress (and to let predators now that they’re packing… »5/18/15 10:25am5/18/15 10:25am

Staring into the eyes of these bugs is like staring into an alien's soul

I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens. »4/24/15 9:13am4/24/15 9:13am

Check out the amazing acrobatic skills of a jumping praying mantis

When a young praying mantis leaps into the air, it can reach its target in literally a blink of an eye (less than a tenth of a second). Speed aside, the mechanics of a praying mantis jump is what makes it special: three different body parts rotate in different directions and different combinations in an incredibly… »3/05/15 11:05pm3/05/15 11:05pm

Video: The dangerous life of being an ant in this human world

Being an ant is hard. Being an ant around humans is even harder. Being an ant around humans who are skating on a skateboard in a skateboard is pretty much impossible. This video uses CGI to imagine the struggle of an ant at the park and pretty much everything is either an obstacle or a giant monster trying to smash… »2/04/15 10:46pm2/04/15 10:46pm