We love flowers! Then again, who doesn’t?
It’s honey bee day guys! Honey bees are perhaps the most familiar of bees: they’re important pollinators for many agricultural crops, and they make HONEY! Yummm, honey. Continue reading “Happy honey bee day!”
We thought we’d try something new with this graphic. Instead of discussing a whole research paper, we focus just on the title! This graphic dismantles, examines, and rebuilds the title of a recently published paper. Continue reading “Title translation: Bird personality”
It’s August 1st guys, and a kind of special birthday: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck’s (1744)! Continue reading “#BornOnThisDay: Lamarck”
That which we know an egg by any other shape would… yeah, be an egg. Continue reading “What does “egg-shaped” even mean?”
Until recently, North America had two native species of flying squirrel, the Northern flying squirrel and the Southern flying squirrel (such creative naming!). These two species are in the same genus, Glaucomys, and are closely related: so close, in fact, that in the northeast where their ranges overlap, they sometimes interbreed! But far, far away in the forests of the Pacific northwest dwells a mysterious population of Northern flying squirrels…and a group of scientists was determined to find out why. Continue reading “A tale of two squirrels”