This special Web companion to NATURE’S miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics. Read the articles to learn more about how insects reproduce, live together in society, migrate, and battle for survival.
Show 1, “Hardware & Replicators,” takes a close look at insect design and examines their reproductive strategies. Show 2, “Battlezone & Metropolis” focuses on the constant war that insects wage for food and the complex habitats and social relationships they create. And Show 3, “Voyagers & War of the Worlds,” charts insect migration and explores the ways insects and humans wage war — and occasionally cooperate.
Online content for Alien Empire was originally posted April 1999.