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creeps
creeps

Check Out These Weird-Ass Ancient Proto-Spiders Trapped in Amber

Spiders with tails, ew.
Michael Byrne
2.8.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

This Biologist Wants to Grow Vegetables on Mars

His work could help astronauts grow tomatoes on the Red Planet one day.
Lisa Cumming
12.18.17
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The ‘Camera Trap Queen’ Who Shares Remote Wildlife With the World

Asia Murphy explores, studies, and photographs some of the wildest regions on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.17
life forms
life forms

A New Collection of Nature Illustrations Is a Window Into 19th Century Science

Gaze upon the dazzling prints of Ernst Haeckel, Darwin's artistic popularizer
Becky Ferreira
10.20.17
famous bugs
famous bugs

Why So Many New Species Are Named After Celebrities

Scientists just named some newly discovered spiders after Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama.
Jacob Dubé
9.26.17
drone rehab for birds
drone rehab for birds

Therapy Drones Are Helping Injured Falcons Fly Again

How a falconer and a drone got an injured gyrfalcon back in the skies.
Sarah Hewitt
8.31.17
investigations
investigations

Where in the World Is Vlad Putin? A Biogeographical Investigation

I attempted to track Putin based on the fish, tree, and fungus species in his vacation photos.
David Steen
8.21.17
Nature Is Lit
Nature Is Lit

Researchers Are Using Vibrators to Give Turtles Boners

“It did appear that we got a better response when the vibrator had fresh batteries and was on its fastest setting.”
David Steen
7.25.17
life finds a way
life finds a way

Tyrannosaurus Rex Would Break Its Own Legs if It Chased Jeff Goldblum IRL

Two independent studies show that the king of the dinosaurs was much slower than we thought.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.17
Sci-Fi
Sci-Fi

Neill Blomkamp’s Latest Short Film ‘Zygote’ Is Pure Biological Horror

The latest release from Oats Studios stars Dakota Fanning and takes place in a gritty, dangerous futuristic mining outpost.
Carl Franzen
7.12.17
Born To Die
Born To Die

We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing

Complex systems theorists have created a model that overturns longstanding assumptions about the relationship between death and natural selection.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.17
right to privacy
right to privacy

Scientists Are Debating Whether Animals Have a Right to Privacy

A growing number of scientists are deliberately concealing tracking data to protect their location.
Sarah Hewitt
6.5.17