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Category Archives: Biology
When you hear a name like Goblin Shark, you would expect to see a bad move, and indeed, there is one. Malibu Shark Attack, starring the original TV Nikita, Peta Wilson, is your typical Scy-Fy shark movie. The villain is … Continue reading
No, I’m not talking death by ice pick. This is death by sex itself. This is about the Antechinus Antechinuses are small, carnivorous, shrew-like marsupials with bristly fur that primarily prey on invertebrates such as spiders, beetles (including larvae), and weevils. The … Continue reading
The 17 years are up. Cicadas are invading the Eastern US this year. Fortunately for us, the birthing won’t happen in Canada, but it is slightly possible that the next generation might move a bit northward. Handsome devils that they … Continue reading
Everybody loves pancakes, and kids love it when you make battery shapes. Here’s some complicated pancake shapes that can teach a little biology at the same time. Yum!!!!
The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University announces the 2012 Top 10 New Species List. This was not a trivial task, as there were over 18,000 new species named in 2012. Not all were totally unknown, merely … Continue reading
In 2005, a new species of moth, Siamusotima aranea, also known as the Lygodium Spider Moth was discovered in Thailand. The pictures explain the common name.
Once upon a time, LEGO was a child’s toy. Although the first LEGOs were made in Denmark in 1949, they didn’t make it to mainstream North America for a number of years after that. Certainly some years after my own … Continue reading
The modern science of biology is based almost entirely upon the twin theories of Evolution and Natural Selection. We would not have the understanding we do of all aspects of the life sciences if it were not for the theories … Continue reading
Approximately 100,000,000 years ago, a wasp flew into a spider’s web, and never got out, and neither did the spider. At the moment of attack they were encased in a tree resin and that eventually became amber. This piece has … Continue reading