Updates for The Design of Life
March 15, 2018
New research puts more "wow" into the wonder of animals featured in Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries.
Monarch Butterflies Do Not Have to Migrate
October 7, 2014
When 101 butterfly genomes were compared, there were surprises.
Monarch Deposed by Painted Lady
October 19, 2012
Painted lady butterflies make an even more spectacular migration than the famous Monarchs, observers just found.
Animals Have Biological GPS
April 30, 2012
Global Positioning System (GPS): that's a function. Maintaining a suite of satellites is one method for achieving the function. But there are other ways to figure out where in the world you are, and two very different animals show the way – naturally – using Earth's global magnetic field.