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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See

When British scientist Jason Chapman told us... there are 3 billion insects passing over your head in a summer month, he was talking about his survey in Great Britain. Closer to the equator, he says, the numbers shoul...

Stroke Of The Water Strider – Science Friday

Water striders don’t really stride, they row on the water. But their legs are spindly and don’t seem good for paddling. To find out exactly how water striders propel themselves mechanical engineer David ...

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly comes out of its chrysalis

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly coming out of its chrysalis, time lapsed. Related: an excellent (but unembeddable) documentary set of videos capturing the Monarch Butterfly from caterpillar egg to butterfly, with narra...

Louie Schwartzberg’s TED Talk: The hidden beauty of pollination

A TED Talk from Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination. Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world...

The brightly-colored Achrioptera fallax

Achrioptera fallax is a stick insect species found in Madagascar. The males are a bright electric blue (with greenish tints) and have two rows of reddish orange spines along the edges of t...

The Leaproach

About 4,000 species of cockroaches are known to science, and all but the leaproach scuttle on the ground. (Zoologist Mike) Picker and his colleague Jonathan Colville discovered the leaproac...

Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Life in the Undergrowth

What a beautiful trap! These glow worms make a sparkling net on the cave ceiling, perfect for catching flying insects, in this Sir David Attenborough-narrated clip from the BBC's Planet Earth: Caves and/or Life in the...

Bees and the waggle dance

Bees and the waggle dance: a figure eight series of movements that a scouting honey bee will make on its return to the hive. By performing this dance, successful foragers can share with their hive mates information...

Ants: Nature’s Secret Power – Excavating a giant ant hill

From the documentary, Ants: Nature’s Secret Power: A colossal ant hill (um… yes, maybe let’s assume that they have all moved out already, shall we?) is pumped full of concrete, and then excavated to ...

Kinfolk Magazine: Harvesting honey

From Portland, Oregon's Kinfolk Magazine: a video from the story Honey Harvest: My first taste of honey from the bees was surreal. It is an interesting experience to taste your surroundings. With each season and ea...

Time lapse of the Life Cycle of the Silkworm

Meet the Bombyx Mori in its caterpillar, larva or “worm” state — silkworm to be specific (though it’s not a worm at all). There’s an entire series of videos online...

Cabinet of Wonders: Alfred Russel Wallace’s personal cabinet

To know where modern biological science began, take a look at the incredible and extremely well-preserved collection within Alfred Russel Wallace’s personal cabinet, as showcased in this video by the National Science ...

A critically-endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching

In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatchi...

Honey Bees Drinking Water in Slow Motion

YouTube member Beekalmer added sticks and stones to her backyard birdbath to make it easier for honeybees to get water. Parts of this video are in slow motion so you can get a good look at how honeybees drink. ...

Somersaulting fly captured in award-winning slow motion video

Dear Hummingbirds, you are amazing in the air. But it looks like this fly has at least one trick up its sleeve: a somersault. And it won an award for it, too: The move is seldom observed i...

Joel Sartore‘s Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

From photographer Joel Sartore's Biodiversity Project, a video to promote his book Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, which beautifully showcases species that are in danger of disappearing in Ame...

A White Orchid Mantis: Flower petal-friendly camouflage

Meet the Orchid Mantis. Native to Malaysia, they camouflage with flower petals, specifically white and pink ones. “In this way the mantis can remain unseen for predators such as birds and at the same time can ca...

Life in the Undergrowth: Ant life in the Australian mangroves

David Attenborough narrates ant life in the Australian mangroves — “various kinds of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtr...

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