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WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, And Apparently There Are A Lot Of Them

TEDTalks | Posted 08.29.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?

Newfound Fossils Show We Were Wrong About Roaches

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Updated Tues. Jan. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET. A common European and African cockroach may have gotten its evolutionary start in North America, according to...

RoboRoach to the Rescue

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.19.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

These days, in the wake of the Great Government Shutdown of 2013 -- surprise, surprise -- you actually have to be Anthony Weiner or the Ebola virus to be less liked than the United States Congress. Really. Compare them to dog poop, hemorrhoids or the DMV -- Congress loses to just about everything. Even cockroaches. We're sure you're shocked.

Snobby Cockroaches Have Neighborhoods Too, You Guys

Posted 10.08.2013 | Weird News

If you live on the Upper East Side, you hate taking the subway. That's true for humans and the cockroaches that live in their tony apartments. An o...

Cockroaches, Compassion, and Better Business Results

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

Compassion can be a very powerful tool for creating capital as a result of our own innovations. The heart of the entrepreneurial spirit is to help others solve problems.

The Uninvited Houseguest

Alison Rosen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

What is the genesis of the fear? In truth, I'm a lot bigger than these things. And mice -- in a Disney film or even at a pet store -- can be cute. So why the panic?

Bait Failure Spotlights Bugs' Awesome Survival Ability

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment tes...

Roaches Run Amuck On New Jersey Bus

AP | Posted 03.15.2013 | Weird News

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Riders on a New York City-bound bus from New Jersey are reporting an invasion of cockroaches. A passenger on a Manhattan-bound...

WATCH: Scientists Solve Mystery Of Cockroach Grooming

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Science

By Elizabeth Pennisi Though often associated with dirty environments, cockroaches are actually quite fastidious, especially when it comes to their...

Extremist Makover

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Right now, only 26 percent of adult Americans have a positive view of the Republican Party and for Congress it's even worse: only 14 percent are pointing up their thumbs. But it turns out that there's something out there that people dislike even more.

New Species Looks Like 'Star Wars' Character

Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: Cockroaches aren't typically known for being cute, but a new species recently discovered by researcher P...

Restaurant Admits Cockroach Infestation, Calls Health Dept On Itself

Posted 10.31.2012 | Home

Well here's a new strategy. California eatery Cafe Del Soul was experiencing a pretty serious cockroach problem. In an effort to be transparent to its...

WATCH: Remote-Control Cockroaches Walk The Line

Posted 09.07.2012 | Science

They aren't your typical first responders. But if researchers at North Carolina State University have their way, cockroaches equipped with tiny electr...

What If There Were No Cockroaches? Biologists Weigh In

Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/20/2012 05:37 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's Little Mysteries provides expert...

Roach-Infested McDonald's Exposed After Trying To Block Health Inspector

Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

It's never a good sign when a health inspector is denied access to a McDonald's kitchen and is only allowed to enter after threatening to file an admi...

The Common Ailment of Cockroach-in-Ear

Priya Malhotra | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

I'm not easily grossed out. This is why I'm in medical school. I won't be able to reply with a heteronormative "ew!" if a patient shows me an infected wound, complains of bloody stools, or vomits on my Cole Haans.

WATCH: City Hall Has A Roach Problem, Susana Mendoza Reports

Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

Story by Chuck Kramer, courtesy of the Windy City Times Susana Mendoza, Chicago's recently elected city clerk, had a rude surprise waiting for her ...

WOW: Cockroach Brains May Hold New Antibiotics

news.nationalgeographic.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cockroaches may make your skin crawl, but the insects--or, to be exact, their brains--could one day save your life. That's because the central nerv...

This Map Will Gross You Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Like anything good in life, living in this wonderful city requires sacrifices. The noise, the pollution, the crime, Murray Hill, but perhaps the bigge...

Hiring a 'Green' Pest Control Company

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

If you can't seem to conquer a severe infestation on your own, it's time to consider hiring a professional company. If so, you'll want to hire a company that chooses to use less-toxic chemicals.

Backpack-Wearing Cockroaches To Hunt Down

nationaldefensemagazine.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The creature that's expected to inherit the Earth following a nuclear holocaust might also be well suited to help prevent man's atomic self-destructio...

Man Stuffs Mouth With 16 Cockroaches In Record Bid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LANSING, Mich. (AP)— A Michigan pet store employee got himself a mouthful of cockroaches – on purpose. The Lansing State Journal reported ...

Roaches On Buses Causing Pesty Problem

am New York | Heather Haddon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's a cockroach's paradise: a warm nook with fresh food and freedom to roam. But to the disgust of many commuters, this roach motel is the city bus....

Cockroaches Inherit the Earth? What Wall E Gets Wrong About The Apocalypse

Slate | Daniel Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Pixar's post-apocalyptic love story Wall-E finished No. 2 at the box office over the Fourth of July weekend after hauling in $65 million the weekend b...