We've Already Found The Best Video Game Mod Of 2014 [UPDATE]

UPDATE (3:30pm): What we first thought was a bug is actually an intentional fan project, according to Telltale, the company behind The Wolf Among Us. "This is actually a fan made modification using existing game animation assets from a previous episode," a Telltale rep tells us. (The episode in question.) Kotaku's… » 4/15/14 1:55pm Tuesday 1:55pm

The "Motor" That Allows a Fly to Flap Its Wings 50 Times a Second

What you're looking at is a 3D visualization of a fly's thorax in action. The 3D animation, which was put together using data pulled from a particle accelerator, offers a glimpse into the inner workings of one of nature's most complex mechanisms. » 3/28/14 4:00pm 3/28/14 4:00pm

Bug-eating is a great idea and we should all be doing more of it

Entomophagy – the practice of consuming bugs – is one of the greatest ideas humans ever stole from other animals. Insects, after all, are an abundant, nutrient rich resource. We used to eat them all the time (close to 30% of the world's population still does*) – so why do so many of us regard them as disgusting? » 1/04/14 9:00am 1/04/14 9:00am

Weekend Nightmare Fuel: The Biggest Crawling Animals on Earth

There's just something shiver-inducing about crawling animals like insects, arachnids and centipedes. And the bigger they are, the creepier they get. So, just to start your weekend off right, here are some of the world's biggest creepy crawlies. » 6/28/13 5:00pm 6/28/13 5:00pm

Entomologist creates one-of-kind paintings using live bugs as his…

Entomologist Steven Kutcher has worked as a wrangler of creepy crawlies on movies like Arachnophobia, Jurassic Park, and James and the Giant Peach. But his artist interest in insects and arachnids go beyond the silver screen. He also dips their bodies in paint and places them on a canvas, letting his tiny artists… » 3/03/13 10:00am 3/03/13 10:00am

Researchers decode the chemical signals of bed bugs in real time

Bed bugs are a major cause of paranoia, and the mere suggestion of an infestation can lead to mass panic. But with all the scientific tools at our disposal, we ought to be able to figure out how these things work, and stop them from infesting our homes and us miserable. Right? And now, luckily, there's been a major… » 12/06/12 2:54pm 12/06/12 2:54pm

An incredible, time-lapse vision of fireflies in the wild

These stunning snapshots are from a series by Japanese photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, who employed a variety of time-lapse techniques to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of fireflies in flight. » 2/03/12 1:00pm 2/03/12 1:00pm