These videos of fly larvae cannibalism may squick you

Scientists have always known that fruit fly larvae feast on rotting fruits and vegetable matter. But young maggots apparently also have a taste for their elder group members, according to a new study. Worst yet, when an older larva gets injured, group cannibalism ensues. It is as horrifying as it is fascinating. »4/30/13 1:40pm4/30/13 1:40pm

Roboticists discover the secret of insect flight, and it's not wings

When it comes to insect flight, we usually only think about how the insect's wings contribute to aerial stability. But scientists have now discovered that the abdominal movements of some insects also play a large role in flight control, particularly when hovering — a finding that could lead to improved aerial drones. »4/18/13 6:45pm4/18/13 6:45pm