Female dragonflies fake sudden death to avoid male advances
Playing dead is a favoured ployJanet Ridley/Alamy Stock PhotoBy Sandrine CeurstemontFemale dragonflies use an extreme tactic to get rid of unwanted suitors: they drop out the sky and then pretend to be dead. Rassim Khelifa from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, witnessed the behaviour for the first time in the moorland hawker dragonfly (Aeshna...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark