It's Todd's week! With such a short life, a lot is at stake for fruit fly bachelors. Maybe that explains their drinking habits, which even the children indulge in. Todd takes us through why fruit flies love red lights and red wine, and why you might want to rethink tolerating them around your kitchen.
Just when you thought bed bugs couldn't get creepier, Lyndzee Rhine takes us down a rabbit hole of traumatic, violent sex. This sexual arms race involves infections, incest, sexually reproductive male-on-male stabbings, and (of course) stabby penises. Give your hard-working house spider a grateful thumbs up and buckle up for bed bugs.
When getting to the finish line matters most, sometimes sperm cooperate to make sure the winning guy is from their swim team. Rachel Roth takes a dive into sperm cooperation and sperm altruism in the animal world.