Safeguarding Singapore’s Natural Heritage (VIDEO)

Dr. Wan Jusoh is championing the conservation of Singapore’s biodiversity, from studying flashing fireflies to piecing together snapshots of how ecosystems evolve over time.

Shining Light On Why Beetles Glow

The discovery of a a 99 million year old amber fossil from Myanmar offers insight into how and why beetles began to glow.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

Embark on a billion-year scientific odyssey through Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from March 2021.

Newly Discovered Firefly Lights Up Singapore

As the first of its kind to be described in over a century, a uniquely Singaporean firefly is shedding a new light on biodiversity in the city-state.

Doom For The Planet: The Insect Apocalypse

They may not be as charismatic as the pandas or polar bears, but insects are indispensable to life as we know it.

Switching It Up: How Sex Role-Reversed Insects Store More Semen

A tiny switching valve in the female penis of the Brazilian cave insect Neotrogla allows the creatures to store multiple sperm capsules, say researchers in Japan.

The Secret Lives Of Grasshoppers And Crickets

While grasshoppers and crickets are often thought of as harmful to plants, scientists have demonstrated that these insects can also play important roles in pollination.

Once Eaten By Birds, Stick Insects Get The Ride Of Their Lives

For stick insects, becoming bird food isn’t the end of the road, but may be the start of a long-distance journey.

Genetically Diverse Trees Support A Wider Range Of Insects

A research group in Japan has identified correlations between the genetic diversity of a tree species and its constituent insect communities.

Teaching Bots To Walk Like Bugs (VIDEO)

Scientists have developed a controller that can generate complex gaits in a six-legged robot, allowing the automaton to mimic the movement of insects.