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Living Gears Help This Bug Jump

Courtesy of Greg Sutton, University of Bristol<p>Greg Sutton was closely inspecting the back legs of a planthopper nymph — a small green, flightless insect — when he noticed something odd.<p>There was a tiny row of bumps on the inside of each leg where it met the insect's body. The bumps looked just like …

Stunning Macro Photos of Bees Courtesy of the US Geological Survey

Once in a while we stumble across a great archive of public domain or creative commons imagery that just blows us away. Sometimes it’s historical …

Photo Series 'Boys and Their Fathers' Highlights Similarities Between Father and Son

Who among us has not seen at least a vague resemblance in our appearance with our parents? To some, the similarity is obvious. For others it can be a …

Time passes more slowly for flies, study finds

Research suggests perception of time is linked to size, explaining why insects find it easy to avoid being swatted<p>Flies avoid being swatted in just the same way Keanu Reeves dodges flying bullets in the movie The Matrix – by watching time pass slowly.<p>To the insect, that rolled-up newspaper moving …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …