Here in the Pacific Northwest we are heading into a possibly historic heatwave. Water is on everyone’s mind. Nature beautifully anticipated our needs.
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?
Researchers may not call it ID, but what else do you call admiration for natural engineering that inspires attempts to imitate it?
For those for short moments of totality, sun and moon fit hand and glove. Like a key and its lock.