Come-to-the-Edge.jpg, a photo by Nikki Kirsch on Flickr.
Last spring I heard a fascinating story on NPR. It was about the memory of caterpillars after metamorphosis. The scientist interviewed described how her researched uncovered the fact that caterpillars have the ability to remember things even after they have become transformed into moths. That was not the most interesting part of the story for me. She said that caterpillars don’t just “put on a change of clothes” to become butterflies, but rather they go through a “biological meltdown that… Read more »