When Marlene Zuk was a child, she took pride in saying she wanted to become a myrmecologist when she was older, although this might have been more for love of knowing what the word means than any real passion for ants. Nevertheless, she has been fascinated with insects for many years. And today, after following her dream and becoming a biologist and member of AAAS, she wrote about what we can learn from insects.
Her book, Sex on Six Legs; Lessons on Life, Love and Languege from the Insect World, has received much acclaim. In this podcast, Zuk reads some sections of her book recounting her early passion for ants and what most people commonly forget about bees.
Like this podcast? Hear more from Zuk's book and see some increadible insect photographs in our audio slideshow.