ASU professor Ron Rutowksi, who specializes in animal vision and behavior, has been studying butterfly vision for more than 25 years. Supported by the National Science Foundation and its Swedish counterpart, the research by Rutowski and his collaborator, Eric Warrant of Lund University in Sweden, has uncovered much of the structure behind butterfly vision. Understanding that structure has helped the scientists explore how vision might affect animal behavior in the wild.
Hourlong episodes of the BBC series "Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators" air Thursdays at 8 p.m., beginning Feb. 7, following Plate & Pour and Tastemakers.
It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos. Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning Jan. 13.
From foxes to prehistoric creatures, experience the splendors and compelling stories of the natural world from all over the globe as "Nature" returns to Arizona PBS Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. this winter.