A tiny fly, the size of a grain of rice, could be the Top Gun of the insect world after Cambridge scientists identified its remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading
The humble cockroach can display surprisingly complex personality traits, according to research conducted in Belgium. By attaching microchips to their backs, scientists were able to monitor the roaches’ behaviour in an enclosed arena and observe varying personalities among the insects. Matthew Stock reports.