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 6:39pm8/28/15 6:39pm

We've Identified Those Bugs Infesting Burning Man -- And It's Not Pretty [UPDATED]

Yesterday, Burning Man organizers revealed the truth: the annual desert arts festival is infested with bugs. Swarms of them. Piles of them. What are they? Why has nobody ever seen them before, in over two decades of building mega-party spaces in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? We found out. »8/20/15 3:01am8/20/15 3:01am

The Forgotten Era: When Bed Bugs Were Tested for Combat in Vietnam

In 2004, Brooke Borel got bed bugs in New York. Then she experienced them again in 2009—twice in two different apartments. Because of those experiences, which were part of a widespread bed bug resurgence in the US, Borel, a science journalist, decided to explore why the bugs were back. This excerpt is one of many… »4/27/15 11:40am4/27/15 11:40am

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 1:55pm4/15/14 1:55pm

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 12:00pm1/04/14 12:00pm