Ladybugs spend most of their lives alone, gorging themselves on aphids. But every winter they take to the wind, soaring over cities and fields to assemble for a ladybug bash. In these huge gatherings, they’ll do more than hibernate –it’s their best chance to find a mate.
Here is your Deep Look (@kqedscience) Valentine’s Day Special.
i love videos like this, giving me a different perspective on something i love to do (the process of baking). I like that the UCs have a series on the chemistry of baking and i hope to take a class in it one day.
Humans have been farming for around 12,000 years. Ants have been doing it for 60 million.
Ants don’t eat leaves. They use them to grow white tufts of
nutritious fungus to feed their offspring. Their success as farmers has made
leafcutter ants into fungus tycoons, complete with their own underground cities
and huge half-inch soldiers to patrol them.
Jellyfish don’t have a heart, or blood, or even a brain. They’ve survived five mass extinctions. And you can find them in every ocean, from pole to pole. What’s their secret? Keeping it simple, but with a few dangerous tricks.
New #DeepLook today! Discover how sharks and rays use their secret weapon: electrosense. They go beyond sight and smell to experience the world in a way we can’t, sensing the electric fields produced by all living creatures.
The glow worm colonies of New Zealand’s Waitomo Caves imitate stars to confuse flying insects, then trap them in sticky snares and eat them alive. It's #DeepLook, brought to you by @kqedscience and @pbsdigitalstudios