Cicadas' shrieks have annoyed — and delighted — humans for thousands of years

Historical records, science, and art from around the world mention their songs

Meet Maria Sibylla Merian, the naturalist who painted insects in living color

One of the first to recognize insect metamorphosis, she's finally getting her dues after 300 years of obscurity

Rear Admiral Amazing Grace Hopper taught computers English

She recorded the first computer bug when a moth got caught in a relay switch

Here's why insect protein could be the next whey powder

Changing the way we think about protein may have a big impact on the environment

The 'drunken monkey' argument: are we predisposed to alcohol addiction?

Biologists have found a genetic mutation that may explain why humans like a damaging habit