The tribe of leaf beetles known for their incredible jumping strength use a powerful catapult-like mechanism to spring away from looming predators. A team of Chinese and U.S. scientists illustrate the biomechanics of these beetles’ jumps in a new study and say the findings could hold lessons for bio-inspired robotics.
By Samuel Bolton, Ph.D. Picture a bubbling brook, gurgling over a hard bed of rocks and gravel. As a child, you were drawn to explore that strange and stony world, […]
A scientist has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis from Central and South America that are incredibly fast runners. The new species of bark mantises were discovered in tropical […]
The discovery of a new butterfly species is very rare nowadays, so it’s even more remarkable that Texas researchers have discovered not just one, but two new species. “It was […]