When a cockroach is made of silver

Chitin makes cockroaches blend in with pantry shelves and dark linoleum, and yet, without mixing in any new elements, it makes the gold and silver beetles of Costa Rica shine like jewelry. Find out how changing shape can change color. » 5/05/11 7:00am 5/05/11 7:00am

Cockroaches Have Already Dealt With Global Warming

As if surviving nuclear apocalypse wasn't enough, new research suggests that cockroaches are also prepared to make it through climate change, as well. Damn you, future insect overlords! » 8/19/09 8:30am 8/19/09 8:30am