If redwoods are a byword for great stature, grasshoppers represent the opposite. And what insect could be more common or familiar?
Explaining the origin of complex phenotypic novelty is the million-dollar question in evolutionary biology.
Charles Darwin himself exemplified the Argument from Pique, alluded to in past entries in this series, to a tee.
Optimization algorithms enable the ant colony to decide how many ants to send to a given food source and when to drastically reduce the number.
Evolutionary biologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, noticed something peculiar about the columbines in a region of Colorado.