SQUISH A new, collapsible robot can squeeze into tight spaces like its living inspiration, the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana.
Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings; Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley
MISSED IT Decades of research on white-tailed deer have missed a malaria parasite now confirmed with new evidence. Here, researchers are working with a deer they temporarily trapped during a survey for parasites.
Lisa H. Ware/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
HOARDERS Harvester ants gather thousands and thousands of seeds to store underground for future meals.