Tag: Science

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Waspthulu discovered in Indonesia

News of an amazing new species found in Indonesia! “The jaw-dropping, shiny black wasp appears to be the “Komodo dragon” of the wasp family. It’s huge. The male measures about two-and-a-half-inches long, Kimsey said. “Its […]

Free National Academy Book on Evolution!

Another interesting book, hot off the press (well, electronic press) in 2008: “WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) today released SCIENCE, EVOLUTION, AND CREATIONISM, a book designed to […]

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Wow! The journal Evolution: Education and Outreach will be free for all of 2008! From a press release: “Evolution: Education and Outreach promotes understanding and teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Targeting students […]

Beetles and Assassin bugs

Two cool papers out this week–one on the adaptive radiation of beetles, and the other on assassin bugs and their lovely habit of decorating themselves with the corpses of their prey. The Other 95% did […]

Vote early, vote often

An end of the year reminder: you may wish to nominate someone for the “Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2007” anthology. This is a great opportunity to bring a nature blogger to […]

“Ask A Biologist” Podcasts

Another neat resource I discovered recently–there are a large number of interviews with scientists online you can download (including text transcripts) in the form of podcasts.  The “Ask-A-Biologist” podcast is produced on the campus of […]

Zombie Roaches!

Ok, not the brain-eating kind of zombie. Carl Zimmer has an update on the emerald cockroach wasp, Ampulex compressa. New research makes the story even stranger–it turns out you can get the roaches to un-zombie […]

Bees and silk

Several other insects besides silkworms make silk, but not much has been known about the structure of those compounds. Bee and ant larvae produce silk and, although the silks in all these species are produced […]