New clues to the prevalence of magnetotactic bacteria suggest that diverse animals may employ microbes for help with long-distance navigation.
Take a moment to consider the impact of labor on the development of evolutionary theory.
From crippled fruit flies we move to perhaps the most pervasive icon of them all, the peppered moth.
Cicadas and dragonflies use an exquisitely engineered “bed of nails” on their wings to disarm and neutralize bacteria.
The ingenious inventions found in insects summon us to ask: How did these small organisms get them?