Deep Look

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


  • 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.
  • Archerfish Says..."I Spit in Your Face!"

    Is this fish smarter than it looks?
  • Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth

    Whatever you call them, there’s something less creepy about these critters than others.
  • Why Reindeer and Their Cousins are Total Boneheads

    What if you had to grow 20 pounds of bone on your forehead each year just to find a mate?
  • These Acrobatic Beach Hoppers Shred All Night Long

    After sunset, tiny crustaceans called beach hoppers emerge from sandy underground burrows.
  • These Mites Rain Down To Save Your Strawberries

    Two tiny mites duke it out on strawberry plants throughout California.

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.