Posts tagged "insects"

Hair Apparent: Insects Made Of Human Hair

Uh, that's not a butterfly. That's a butterfly sculpture made out of hair. Seattle artist Adrienne Antonson creates “resourceful, sustainable, meticulous and pretty” insects using only human hair and glue. Antonson decided to work in hair because, "As an artist with a deep interest in sustainable and self-supporting systems, human hair seems the most immediate…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 13, 2011

Bring Some Bugs To Your Picnic

Nothing puts a damper on a day in the park like ants crawling into your picnic basket. Gross. I shudder at the thought of mosquitoes, crickets, and wasps. Ugh, they're icky! And I'm quick to kill 'em (sorry, animal lovers), but insects give me the heebie jeebies. Now, however, there's a…
By: Lauren Gold / July 14, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Repel Ants Naturally

Ants have a really annoying habit of seeking refuge from the sun's heat in the homes of humans. While some people might find it therapeutic or fun to completely decimate an invading colony of ants with a can of Raid, dealing with the situation that way isn't very eco-friendly and discarding ant carcasses surely isn't…
By: Annika Harris / May 5, 2010

Mating Calls In The Key Of Mosquito

That buzzing sound mosquitoes make all summer is really annoying, but if you were a girl mosquito, you might think it sounded like love. That's because in one species of mosquito (Aedes aegypti, a carrier for human dengue and yellow fever) can adjust their buzzing so it harmonizes with their mate's. Researchers believe it's how…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 9, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Praying Mantis, Spanking, And Pamela Anderson’s New Show

Female praying mantises benefit substantially from consuming their male partners -- females put on weight and produced more eggs using the energy from their cannibalistic after-mating meal, according to a new study. However, not every sexual encounter ended in the male's death. About 60 percent of the time, the male praying mantis does not get…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 24, 2008

Isabella Rossellini Investigates Bug Love

While Isabella Rossellini may be known for her roles in Alias and Death Becomes Her, she’s now helping to answer the question people have been asking since the beginning of time -- how do insects do it? Isabella’s short film series Green Porno will get to the bottom of this. Personally, we’re hoping the film…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 12, 2007