Article, Science

Even Entomologists Are Scared of Spiders

Matt Soniak

Some entomologists, the scientists that study insects, have a work life that presents a challenge: they’ve devoted their careers to creepy-crawly animals, work with them every day, sometimes get up cl

Meet the American Boas

Matt Soniak

The United States actually has two native boa species.

There’s Poop on the Moon

Matt Soniak

Twelve astronauts have been on the surface of the Moon.

Gifs Explained: Exploding Coffee

Matt Soniak

If you find any sciencey gifs or images that make you say, “Huh? What the heck is going on there?” send them my way!

Beautiful Bacteria

Jill Harness

Nuclear Bombs Could be Used to Fight Wildlife Poachers (But Not in the Way You're Thinking)

Matt Soniak

Most carbon-14, whether it’s natural or man-made, American or Soviet, oxidizes into carbon dioxide, and then gets taken in by the oceans and by plants.

Meet the Wasp that Turns Spiders into Zombie Construction Workers

Matt Soniak

How Spiders Win the Lottery

Matt Soniak

On a cloudy spring day, a little spider scales a tall blade of grass. At the peak, the spider arches up, points its abdomen up to the sky and begins releasing strands of silk from its silk glands.

How Olive Oil Might Save Our Oldest Buildings

Chris Stokel-Walker

Something that keeps the building looking as it did when first built is the end goal of those involved in the preservation of historical sites, and those involved in York Minster’s upkeep have hit upo

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Tear Gas

Matt Soniak

Here’s a crash course in the chemical weapon of the moment.

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