Category: Random

An Adventure with Scientists

I will be out of the virtual office for a few days–I have to travel off to the West Coast. I am hoping I can pick up the latest movie from Aardman Studios while I […]

2012 Hexapod Haiku Challenge Winners!

The winners have been announced in the 2012 Hexapod Haiku Challenge! You can see all of them on the NCSU Insect Museum Blog. I especially liked this one, probably because I am contemplating some big […]

Teaching advice: what to do when a student loses it

Quite a few people, including PZ, have posted this video of a student completely loosing it in a classroom.  From the school paper: “Associate Professor Stephen M. Kajiura was reviewing with his evolution class in […]

Insect Watercolors and a bug expo

I had a good time at the Eastern Branch ESA meeting Bug fair this weekend–and I discovered a new artist!  Dinah Wells works in watercolors, and does amazing work. Here she is painting away on […]

Mating and Courtship in Peacock Spiders

Rejoice! Jürgen Otto has released a new Peacock spider video! Male Peacock spiders (jumping spiders in the genus Maratus) have a pair of colourful abdominal flaps which they extend during courtship to attract a female. […]

Making a living from butterflies

Anshul Fernando is an interesting guy.  He’s an artist based in Canada that creates very lovely pieces with butterflies and other exotic insects.  In this video, he walks you through the process of “relaxing” and […]

A cranky old lady reviews Pinterest (for SCIENCE)

“People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.”

Get ready for St. Urho’s Day!

Mid March! A time when the US turns its attention to an important event–a type of March Madness, if you will. People stock up on food, buy special t-shirts, and drink alcoholic libations in mass […]

Hexapod Haiku Contest!

It’s time once again for the NCSU Insect Museum’s Hexapod Haiku Contest! hexapod haiku – short poems that celebrate most Arthropoda The goal of this contest is to encourage people to think about the myriad […]