Mexican environmental inspectors said Wednesday that had they found about 7½ acres of illegal avocado plantations in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds west of Mexico City. It's apparently the first time that avocado planting has directly affected the heart of the monarch area, a protected...
The reality of climate change poses a significant threat to global biodiversity. As temperatures rise, the survival of individual species will ultimately depend on their ability to adapt to changes in habitat and their interactions with other species.
(University of Notre Dame) Researchers warn climate change can not only influence the geographic distribution of a species in response to changing conditions -- it could also affect the evolutionary trajectories of interbreeding species.
Valerie Schweitzer Architects completed the design of a tiny sanctuary for creativity and reflection in Westport, Connecticut. Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings, this 350 square foot (32.5 square meter) art studio and private office for a family home, provides a comfy refuge. Show More Summary
The lake at West Green House at night West Green House's 2018 season includes Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Bernstein's Candide and Offenbach's operetta Ba-ta-clan. Candide will be performed in the version created for the National Theatre...Show More Summary
On this day in 1904 Puccini's Madama Butterfly had its disastrous premiere in Milan.
“This particular species is hard to know,” said one ecologist.
There’s no butterfly roof here. Palm Springs is most closely linked with midcentury modern, but, in the Mesa, there’s a charming mix of architectural styles—as evidenced by this Spanish Colonial Revival beauty with its clay tile roof. The...Show More Summary
For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy expeditions, sparking rivalries and prompting some collectors to risk their fortunes and skins in their quest for the next elusive specimen.
The white-letter hairstreak, a brown butterfly with a distinctive white "W" marking on the underside of its hindwings, was last seen alive in Scotland in 1884—until last summer, when Iain Cowe from the nonprofit Butterfly Conservation spotted an adult flitting around wych elms near Lennel, in the southeastern part of the country. Show More Summary
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Butterflies offer key insights into community ecology, how species originate and evolve, climate change and interactions between plants and insects. But a comprehensive map of how butterflies are related to each other has been lacking -- until now.
Butterflies will use gardens planted to attract them, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. But the researchers cautioned that butterfly gardens can sometimes have a downside by exposing caterpillars to increased threats from predators or disease.
Oh, thank God. Gianni Versace is back, he wears an amazing Versace top while being interviewed by The Advocate, and, as a special bonus, we also get Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace wearing a fitted butterfly blazer and microscopic black skirt. What better outfit to wear when being super mean ... More »
A new take on an old trick is shaving several minutes off of Halo 2 speedruns. Known as “butterflying” back in the golden days of Halo 2 multiplayer, the trick has been adapted for use in the single-player campaign by the ‘runners at HaloRuns.com. How the trick worked in multiplayer was ingenious. Show More Summary
“Bug Love” Every year on Valentine’s Day, we in the Cockrell Butterfly Center like to think about all our favorite insects and the methods they use to find mates. From special pheromones to elaborate mating rituals, every insect has a way to find a mate (or more often, multiple mates)! It’s the smell that […]
The top prize in an annual science photography competition run by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK has been taken out by a remarkable image of a single atom. The competition, in its fifth year,...Show More Summary
Nowhere are the blocks more appreciated than Palm Springs Palm Springs’s midcentury modern flair—its swooping butterfly roofs and endless walls of glass—is now nationally known. But the city is a haven for another midcentury featureShow More Summary
South Korea is Erin Hamlin’s farewell tour and her family is proudly following along.
Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired world rights on French-language drama, The Elephant And The Butterfly (Drôle De Père). Directed by Belgian filmmaker Amélie Van Elmbt and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, it’s set for a U.S. release via Blue Fox in summer 2018. Show More Summary
Brand: Li-Ning Model: Butterfly Retro 2018 Key Features: A busy, color-blocked upper is constructed using mixed materials and sits atop a chunky sole unit. The midsole features hits of colors in the heel area, while a black outsole keeps things simple. A buckle strap connects the lateral and medial sides of the shoe through the […]