butterflies

Guy Documents New Jerk Species Of Butterfly

Guy Documents New Jerk Species Of Butterfly

My university transcripts will plainly show I nearly failed Latin (twice), but if there’s one thing I’m certain of it’s that Adelotypa annulifera translates roughly to “ungrateful dickhead”. That’s the scientific name of an Amazonian butterfly whose behaviours have finally been documented by entomologist Phil Torres and biologist Aaron Pomerantz,…

This Artist ‘Paints’ With Nanoparticles Inspired By Butterfly Wings

This Artist ‘Paints’ With Nanoparticles Inspired By Butterfly Wings

Combining art and science comes naturally to Kate Nichols. The colours in her pieces don’t come from pigment, but from tiny silver nanoparticles suspended in the paint. She makes them herself, as artist-in resident in the University of California, Berkeley’s nanotechnology research group.