Newly reported research with dragonflies follows, at least in spirit, in the wingbeats of the Ig Nobel Prize-winning locust/Star Wars research. Greg Miller reports on the new work, in Wired: Scientists Put Backpacks on Dragonflies to Track Their Brains in Flight The brain of a dragonfly has to do some serious calculations — and fast […]
This theatrically-faced dragonfly lives in Herlev, Denmark. No CGI was used in the rendering of this insect. Investigator Gry Bastholm, in the midst of doing botanic fieldwork, immortalized it photographically.