Roboticists discover the secret of insect flight, and it's not wings

When it comes to insect flight, we usually only think about how the insect's wings contribute to aerial stability. But scientists have now discovered that the abdominal movements of some insects also play a large role in flight control, particularly when hovering — a finding that could lead to improved aerial drones. » 4/18/13 3:45pm 4/18/13 3:45pm

Global warming is redirecting ladybug evolution

There's a famous story about British moths during the Industrial Revolution, who in just a few short generations adapted to their soot-filled environment by evolving a matching black color. And now we've found the global warming equivalent: Dutch ladybugs. » 11/29/11 3:00pm 11/29/11 3:00pm