The Cicada Challenge to Darwinian Evolution
Emerging by the billions next month, this year’s 17-year cicada brood offers ways to contrast evolutionary and design theories.
Monarch Butterfly’s Sun Compass Investigated in Flight Simulator
Researchers glimpse hints at the sun compass Monarch butterflies use for navigation, but many mysteries remain.
A Monarch-Like Wonder from Mountains Down Under
Australia’s migratory moth points to realities of superfluous design.
Modular Paint-Box Explains Butterfly Color Patterns
The diversity of wing patterns on certain butterflies can be explained by shared technology, not by mutational luck.
Shark Knows with Its Nose Where It Goes in the Dark
To find your way in the dark underwater, you have to make the best use of limited cues that are available.