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PopNature: Succulent-inspired cakes by Iven Kawi

According to her website, Iven Kawi got her start as an “artisan home baker” when she made a batch of cookies for her daughter’s school in 2013.Since then, she’s been … Continue Reading PopNature: Succulent-inspired cakes by Iven Kawi

Spectacular time-lapse footage of a frog egg developing into a tadpole

Developmental biology can be an off-putting subject. There’s all manner of special terminology you have to learn like blastocoel, notochord, allantoin, and archenteron. You have to study not only the effects … Continue Reading Spectacular time-lapse footage of a frog egg developing into a tadpole

Outstanding paper animal sculptures by Estudio Guardabosques

Estudio Guardabosques (guardabosques translates from Spanish to ‘rangers’) is a design and illustration studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina comprised of Carolina Silvero and Juan Nicolás Elizalde. In addition to work produced for … Continue Reading Outstanding paper animal sculptures by Estudio Guardabosques

Using street art to raise awareness of imperiled birds

According to a study facilitated by BirdLife, there are more than 1,300 bird species threatened with extinction and among them are hundreds which don’t have the benefit of being household names … Continue Reading Using street art to raise awareness of imperiled birds

(VIRTUAL TOUR) Step inside the Halley VI Antarctic research station

You can experience the full interactive virtual tour here.If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to step inside an Antarctic research station, you now have a great opportunity … Continue Reading (VIRTUAL TOUR) Step inside the Halley VI Antarctic research station

Leveraging Ecology: Get a healthier, more productive garden by using ‘cover crops’

Welcome back to the Leveraging Ecology series; a collection of articles highlighting ways in which ecological principles can be applied to human practices and problems.In the last article, I highlighted how … Continue Reading Leveraging Ecology: Get a healthier, more productive garden by using ‘cover crops’

Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter

Back in 2011, NASA launched an ambitious probe mission to study Jupiter; that extraordinarily massive ball of swirling gases orbiting the sun as the next stop after Mars.It’s so massive, in fact, … Continue Reading Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter

To expand athletic facilities, ULM will destroy its natural history collection if new home not found by July

The University of Louisiana at Monroe clearly defined its priorities this week when it ordered the curators of its natural history collection to find a new home for their 6.5 million … Continue Reading To expand athletic facilities, ULM will destroy its natural history collection if new home not found by July

Invertebrate of the Week #19 – Argonauts (Genus: Argonauta)

Meet an unusual group of octopuses in which the females make paper-thin shells out of arm-gland secretions and the males can’t mate without losing one of their limbs.Despite the nickname … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #19 – Argonauts (Genus: Argonauta)

Australian researchers launch search for living Thylacines in Queensland

On September 7, 1936 the last thylacine in captivity (and the last anywhere on record) was discovered dead in its enclosure at the now derelict Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. This last … Continue Reading Australian researchers launch search for living Thylacines in Queensland

Video: Plastic microfibers entering the food chain via plankton

The damage caused by plastic products entering Earth’s oceans is well-documented and widely understood by the general public (at least in the developed parts of the world) and we know … Continue Reading Video: Plastic microfibers entering the food chain via plankton

More Than 200 Minerals Are Inadvertent Byproducts of Human Activities

Ever since the early years of human civilization, the biodiversity of our planet has been profoundly influenced by human activities. This phenomenon (along with climate change, selective breeding and other human-derived evolutionary pressures, … Continue Reading More Than 200 Minerals Are Inadvertent Byproducts of Human Activities

Leveraging Ecology: Harris hawks patrol the Festival de Cannes.

After a seagull swooped onto a table at the the Cannes Grand Hyatt and knocked a glass of wine over on actress Sophie Marceau in 2011, the hotel knew it couldn’t let a … Continue Reading Leveraging Ecology: Harris hawks patrol the Festival de Cannes.

Running Birds of Prey by Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas is a UK-based wildlife photographer whose work you may recognize from BBC Wildlife Magazine. Though he has a keen eye for capturing compelling images of all manner of … Continue Reading Running Birds of Prey by Austin Thomas

The bats that live in carnivorous plants in Borneo

In 2009, ecologist Ulmar Grafe (University of Brunei Darussalam) was busy working in Borneo. He was there to study how tadpoles survive in the digestive fluid of Nepenthes pitcher plants but his … Continue Reading The bats that live in carnivorous plants in Borneo

NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition

Watch the expedition live stream here! Previously recorded video is available in-between dives.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners have begun a three-cruise deep sea expedition that will last … Continue Reading NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition

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