How insects activate muscles to adapt to limbs removed

IMAGE: Intact cricket walking (top) and walking after both middle leg amputation (bottom). The left panels show the patterns of leg movements. The right panels show muscle activation patterns. After leg… view more  Credit: Dai Owaki and Hitoshi Aonuma Adaptability explains why insects spread so widely and why they are the most abundant animal group on […]

Rare ancient burial contains child whose arms and legs were removed

Archaeologists have discovered the rare burial of a young child who was laid to rest 8,000 years ago without arm and leg bones, a new study finds.  The child, who was no older than 8, was buried on what is now Alor Island, Indonesia. During the burial ceremony, the long bones in the child’s arms […]