NASA plans to send a helicopter drone to Titan in search of life

Titan is of interest because it is the only body in our solar system (besides Earth) that has liquid rivers, lakes, and seas on its surface.

How the dragonfly got its wing patterns

Dragonflies have been around for 200 million years, long before humans stepped in. They also feature intricate wing patterns, which humans are now studying using an algorithm.

Dragonfly dual-quadcopter drone proposed to explore Titan to understand how life appeared

The final selection for New Horizons is expected in mid-2019.

Female dragonflies play dead to fool unwanted suitors

An old trick.

Dragonflies hunt prey like dancing a ballet, similar to the internal model used by humans

Arguably the most efficient predator in the world today is the dragonfly, which boats a 95% success rate. Obviously, there’s more to the dragonfly than meets the eye or more than you would expect from some random insect, at least. One of the reasons it’s so successful may be due to how the dragonfly moves in response to its prey,

Article suggests dragonflies are the most effective predators in the animal world – 95% success rate

Lions roar and act tough, and they’re often regarded as kind of the land, but only 1 in 4 of their hunts is successful. Sharks have been on top of the food chain for hundreds of millions of years, and still half of their attempts fail. Dragonflies on the other hand, look soft and fragile, and are among the few

GeoPicture of the week: Giant Dragonfly fossil

This is a Cast of an original fossil of a Meganeuridae. If you’re scared of dragonflies, brace yourself for this: these extinct insects from the Carboniferous period measured up to 70 cm. They are the largest known species of flying insect. Controversy has prevailed as to how insects of the Carboniferous period were able to grow so large, especially considering