There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects living on the planet right now-- That's 1.4 billion insects for each human. If they decided to take over, there's nothing we could do to stop them. Fortunately, they seem relatively content to share their planet with us.
And it's a good thing they are: Everything from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear to our ability to dispose of trash is in some way dependent on insects. This hour, we talk insect science and explore our relationship with this diverse group of creatures.