So you want to save a certain marine animal (lets call it a Bob) from extinction. There are many ways to approach this, but setting up a marine reserve to protect all the Bobs from overfishing/pollution/boat collisions in their own environment is a good start. That leads you to a whole set of questions.
GUYS. Matabele ants, Megaponera analis, are amazing. Why? Continue reading “Warrior ants tend their wounded”
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”
Meet the world’s largest fish: the whale shark! Continue reading “Introducing: Whale Sharks”
Bottlenose dolphins are at it again. Their latest antics involve a unique strategy for eating octopus to avoid suffocation. Keep reading to see what they’re up to! Continue reading “How to eat octopus, as told by dolphins”
Moving house is one of the most stressful events in our lives. Ants make the decision on the location of a new nest for their colony relying a lot on social info from other ants. Continue reading “Ants use social info to choose their new nest”
Cuckoo wasps: a family of pretty small, really cute, parasitic or cleptoparasitic wasps. We hope you’ll learn to like them as much as we do! Continue reading “Introducing: Cuckoo Wasps”
Birds have realized that cigarettes kill parasites, keeping their young safe from the pesky, blood-sucking invertebrates. Despite these benefits, cigarettes are still cigarettes: unhealthy, and full of toxins. Continue reading “Cigarettes are helpful and harmful for urban birds”