Small animals amuse and amaze scientists who take a close look at them in action. Sometimes it requires a high-speed camera to analyze the trick.
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?
Living things are on the move everywhere. Why do some of them go to great lengths to migrate, while others stay put?
Günter Bechly describes what’s remarkable about this stunning fossil, and explains some problems dragonflies pose for Darwinism.