Beetles, bottles, and enraptured togetherness

Robert Krulwich wrote an essay about the beetles/bottles discovery that resulted in the 2011 Ig Nobel biology prize. That prize was awarded to Darryl Gwynne (of CANADA and AUSTRALIA and the UK and the USA) and David Rentz (of AUSTRALIA and the USA) for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer […]

New View of the Importance of Water

A new appreciation of how beetles appreciate fluids: “Female Callosobruchus Maculatus Mate When They are Thirsty: Resource-rich Ejaculates as Mating Effort in a Beetle,” Martin Edvardsson, Animal Behaviour, vol. 74, no. 2, August 2007, pp. 183-8. (Thanks to Kit Howard for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Uppsala University and the University of […]