Deep Look

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


  • How a Kissing Bug Becomes a Balloon Full of Your Blood

    A kissing bug gorges on your blood, plus it may carry a potentially deadly parasite.
  • Skeleton Shrimp Use 18 Appendages to Feed, Fight and Frolic

    Skeleton shrimp anatomy can be confusing, with their funky assortment of body parts.
  • Tadpole Shrimp Are Coming For Your Rice

    Tadpole shrimp are a special type of time-traveling crustacean called triops.
  • You Can’t Unsee the Assassin Bug’s Dirty Work

    The assassin bug commits murder by stabbing. But does this perpetrator have an accomplice?
  • These Rare Damselflies Find Love With a Twist in Fog City

    Most damselflies prefer sun, but the quirky San Francisco forktail damselfly digs the fog.
  • Once a Spawn a Time: Horseshoe Crabs Mob the Beach

    Horseshoe crabs may look scary, but really they’re lovers, not fighters.
  • This Bee Builds Sandcastles at the Beach

    Digger bees build a different kind of sandcastle at the beach – it's part of their nest.
  • The Axolotl Salamander Doesn’t Wanna Grow Up

    Can axolotls salamanders thrive once again in their ancestral waters in Mexico City?

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.