Cowpea weevils and four other insects whose sex lives you do NOT want to be involved in, according to the fine folks at Buzz Hoot Roar. (Which is seriously a blog that you need to be following, like, yesterday.)
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.