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Social Spiders Pick The Best Careers For Their Personalities
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com

I was a terrible scientist; I’m much better at being a writer. I lack the creative spark for designing clever experiments, but I can fashion

Carly Tribull’s Entomology Comics | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

I got to know Carly Tribull's amazing work when we both contributed to the ant comic anthology, Myrmex. She is a PhD student at the American

Trilobite Beetles are Happy Being on Land, Alive in the Present Day | Ru...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

I know they look like they belong in the ocean 250 million years ago, but trilobite beetles are actually pretty happy existing in the presen

Tiny, Ancient Crustacean Preserved in Fool’s Gold, Legs, Eggs and All | ...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

Once upon a time there lived a little crustacean inside a little shell. This is not a usual state of affairs for a crustacean. Most are ...

Solving a Winemaker’s Dilemma With Wild Yeast | The Artful Amoeba, Scien...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

Have you noticed that wine seems to be packing more punch? Well, it's not your imagination. Over the past 20 years, wine really has been get

We Went to the Amazon to Find Out What Makes These Weird Web-Tower Thing...
www.wired.com

After six months of speculation, we finally know what’s building these mysterious silk structures in the Amazon: A spider. But its precise i

Snow Fleas - Wired Science
www.wired.com

There is more going on in the snow than you think--including some odd bouncy bugs.

Ross Andersen – Humanity's deep future
aeon.co

When we peer into the fog of the deep future what do we see – human extinction or a future among the stars?

Absurd Creature of the Week: Ferocious, Fearless Mantis Shrimp Is the Ho...
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One of the kung fu film genre's greatest fight scenes comes from 1979's Dance of the Drunk Mantis, in which bad guy Rubber Legs channels the

How Plants Come Back From the Dead - Wired Science
www.wired.com

As the impact of global warming deepens, drought, it appears, is the new normal. Deserts are bulging past their historical boundaries, and r

Original Gifts for Science and Art Geeks | Symbiartic, Scientific Americ...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

Looking for a knock-out gift for the science geek in your life? Look no further. If you like art and you like science, these artists, all ..

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fly Hijacks an Ant's Brain — Then Pops...
www.wired.com

We humans were just so proud of ourselves when we invented the guillotine after millennia of experimenting with how best to take heads off s

Why You Need Not Fear the Poor, Misunderstood Brown Recluse Spider - Wir...
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It's hard to think of a critter that inspires as much hyperbolic hysteria as the brown recluse spider. They're pretty much universally hated

Sex burns 3.6 calories a minute. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazin...
blogs.discovermagazine.com

Photo: flickr/scott You know that you've wondered about it: how much of a workout is a roll in the hay? Well, so did these scientists, and t

The Most Horrific Alien Planets In Our Galaxy : DNews
news.discovery.com

Sure, exoplanets are exciting -- but some of them are downright scary.

Happy Octopus Day! The 8 Best Octopus Discoveries | Octopus Chronicles, ...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

October 8 might be International Octopus Day, but October 31, 2013 is Octopus! day. My book Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature In the Sea

GoogleFacts apparently doesn't google their facts. So, I'll say it again...
blogs.discovermagazine.com

The twitter account @GoogleFacts apparently is incapable of googling their own facts.

13 Horrifying Ways To Die (Arthropod Edition) | Compound Eye, Scientific...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

Scared of insects, spiders, or other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of ...

Defending the Brown Recluse Spider | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blo...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

I recently had the pleasure of working with the team at Buzz Hoot Roar, a new graphics-driven blog that shares and/or explains a scientific

8 Beautiful, Improbable Bird-of-Paradise Courtship Rituals - Wired Science
www.wired.com

Every now and then, Mother Nature does something so lovely and improbable as to make you wonder, “Did that really just happen? And how?” Suc