Category: Science

National Moth Week July 23-29, 2012

Now that National Pollinator Week is over, you can focus on the upcoming National Moth Week! Mark your calendars for July 23-29, 2012. Why moths? Moths can be found everywhere from inner cities to heavily forested […]

Time for Periodical Cicadas!

Actually, I’m a bit slow off the mark. Brood I is emerging this year, and has already peaked.  My favorite thing about periodical cicadas is their wonderful Genus name: Magicicada.  They are indeed magical, and being […]

Epic Creationist FAIL: Bombardier Beetle Book

Oh My. For years I’ve heard about the kid’s book “Bomby the Bombardier Beetle“, published by the Institute for Creation Research.  You might remember them as the folks that suggested teachers of evolution should be hanged […]

Pollinator Week Squee

Since it’s Pollinator Week, and we talked about Squee and cuteness yesterday, how about an adorable video from New Zealand about pollination?

Show Us Your SQUEE! Contest

Today I got an email from a marketing company that was promoting a campaign I was not at all pleased about. From the email: “NPMA Launches “Show Us Your Scream” Contest“ “The National Pest Management […]

It’s National Pollinator Week!

Once again, It’s time to celebrate the little animals that…facilitate plant sex by moving plant sperm around. I’ve discovered over time that a lot of people don’t actually know what pollination is, other than it’s something […]

Dragonfly Migration Watch

Most people know about monarch butterfly migration, but there are actually other insects in the US that migrate. That includes 16 species of American dragonflies! Some researchers actually attached tiny radio transmitters to some Green […]

Bees and Pesticides (again)

(Latest in my series of bee posts for Scientopia) The same day that I published my piece about bees and pesticides, the Pesticide Action Network released a report titled Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the […]

Bees, pesticides, and CCD: what’s the evidence?

When you apply epidemiology methods to CCD, you might be surprised at the answers you get.