Deep Look

KQED takes us deep into the small, beautiful world of biology.


  • Watch These Hermit Crabs Shop for the Perfect Shell

    Hermit crabs are more than happy to let snails build them a perfect home.
  • The Pipevine Caterpillar Thrives in a Toxic Love Triangle

    The drama is real for this sultry flower, a gorgeous butterfly and an unlucky fungus gnat.
  • Scorpions Are Predators With a Sensitive Side

    Scorpions are notorious predators, but they also have delicate sensory organs.
  • The Undying Hydra: A Mini-Monster That Defies Aging

    The hydra, named after a mythical multiheaded monster, may be the secret to eternal youth.
  • Leaf Miner Fly Babies Scribble All Over Your Salad

    This fly’s larvae tunnel inside greens like arugula and kale, leaving squiggly marks.
  • Why Did the Mexican Jumping Bean Jump?

    Each seed is home to a head-banging moth larva, trying to survive the Sonoran Desert sun.
  • Born Pregnant: Aphids Invade With an Onslaught of Clones

    Female aphids are matriarchs of a successful family operation — taking over your garden.
  • Firebrats and Silverfish Are Rocking Some Old-School Looks

    Firebrats and silverfish are pretty darn similar to some of the earliest insects on Earth.

About Deep Look

See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small.