Cockroaches

Trending on PCT's Social Media Outlets

Trending on PCT's Social Media Outlets

February 13, 2017

What's trending on PCT's Facebook, Twitter and LinkeIn feeds? PCT's readers, perhaps unsurprisingly, found this news item from India to be of interest: Doctors find live cockroach in woman's skull after she reports experiencing 'crawling sensation.' Read More

Bronx Zoo Brings Back Valentine’s Day Cockroach Promotion

Bronx Zoo Brings Back Valentine’s Day Cockroach Promotion

January 27, 2017

Once again, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is giving people a chance to say “I love you” to that special someone with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. For a $10 donation, your loved one, or unloved one, will receive a digital certificate featuring the name chosen for your Valentine’s roach. Read More

Cockroaches Provide Blueprint for Robotic First Responder

Cockroaches Provide Blueprint for Robotic First Responder

February 10, 2016

A University of California at Berkeley research team developing robots for use in search and rescue missions has found inspiration from the cockroach. The team has created a robot that can compress itself by more than half to fit through narrow spaces, aided by a low-friction shell. Read More

Name a Bronx Zoo Cockroach for Valentine’s Day

Name a Bronx Zoo Cockroach for Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2016

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is at again with a fun Valentine’s Day cockroach promotion. For the third year in a row the zoo is giving people a chance to say “I love you” to that special someone with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Read More

Gut Bacteria Important Factor in Cockroach Gathering

Gut Bacteria Important Factor in Cockroach Gathering

December 9, 2015

North Carolina State University research shows that bacteria in the gut of German cockroaches play a major role in how the cockroaches gather together, or aggregate. The findings could lead to more efficient roach baits and traps. Read More

Researchers Learn to Drive Cockroaches

Researchers Learn to Drive Cockroaches

October 31, 2015

Case Western Reserve University researchers have tapped into the brains of common cockroaches, allowing the scientists to identify the neurons that control specific movements. Read More