Five of the Internet’s eeriest, unsolved mysteries

A scavenger hunt leading to nowhere. Endless strings of senseless code. What does it all mean? No one knows.

Goodbye cicadas and the cicada sex scandal recap

Last week, for the first time in over a month, I heard no cicadas when I ran the trails at Manassas Battlefied Park.


Cicadas are going, but they’ll be back, like clockwork


As with humans, circadian rhythms seem to play a role in the lives of insects.

'There I was -- surrounded by macram tigers'

Don't shoot those wild beasts -- knit them!


Judges, judges, judges

(Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

With Obama’s judicial nominees no longer languishing in the Senate, can the GOP still be called obstructionist?

At the Dutch embassy, cicadas are what’s for dinner

At an event at the Dutch Embassy, the menu is likely to bug you.

Presidents Race invaded by giant bug

I don't care what they called it, it's totally not a cicada.

International sensations: Foreign reporters catch the cicada bug

Like local media, international media seem fascinated by cicadas. About my run-ins with foreign with foreign bug enthusiasts...


Local poets capture the cicada buzz

Celebrating the cicada muse: Readers take inspiration from the insect’s fleeting return.

Cicadas: 17 years in 7 minutes (WATCH); and the Charlottesville epicenter

Perhaps no-one finds cicadas more interesting than Samuel Orr, who is working on a cicada documentary targeted for PBS. Currently, cicadas seem to be most highly concentrated around Charlottesville.