Meet the animal kingdom’s most stunning navigators — the Arctic tern, homing pigeons, the monarch butterfly, and the desert ant, among others.
Cornell University researchers allegedly “created a machine that can build copies of itself.”
The extent to which the authors recognize the implications of their conclusions is difficult to say.
The “long-winged” phenotype is generated if the environmental conditions deteriorate due to reduced food supply or overpopulation.
Transposable elements modify gene regulation in maize to confer drought tolerance, alter flowering time, and enable plants to grow in toxic aluminum soils.