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On the wing: Birds, skeeters, jet planes: Same design rule applies!
They both fly. So why don’t they both respond to the same “design” imperatives?

The “Constructal” theory purports to show similarities in the evolution of airplanes and birds. Both must live in the air. But how much does the theory simplify a complex relationship between objects designed by people and animals that have evolved through natural selection? More »

Amphibian decline: Frogs fight back!

Does the frog immune system fight the deadly chytrid fungus? More »

Seeing fresh dust at a young supernova: Source of the planets?

Astronomers watch supernova creating dust in real time More »

Meet the mosquito: Annoying, deadly

How is science confronting a flying menace? More »