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Sciency Words: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today’s post is part of a special series here on Planet Pailly called Sciency Words.  Every Friday, we take a look at a new and interesting scientific term to help us all expand our scientific vocabularies together.  197 more words


Love Hurts: New Research on Spider Mating Behavior

Today’s post is for the ladies.  Have you ever been sitting in a bar minding your own business when some sleazy guy saunters over to you looking for “a good time”?  165 more words


Day 105

This bee apparently decided to just land normally on a concrete bench and die there. Or perhaps it was poisoned by the incredible amount of pesticides we pour into our environment. 17 more words

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Carnivorous Plants and Killer Ants: PBS NOVA Shorts

Remember getting jazzed to see your elementary school teachers wheel in one of those huge old televisions on a cart, only to have your expectations fall a little when he or she popped in a grainy VHS cartoon about proper tooth brushing, or “human sexuality and the body part chat.” On a “good” day, there might be be a pirated PBS video about weather or preventing forest fires. 513 more words


10 IV 2014 - Desert Museum and other locations, Tucson, AZ

I was in Tucson, AZ last week for the Entomological Society of America – Pacific Branch meeting 2014. After the conference, I took a few days to wander around Arizona and check out the desert. 1,084 more words

Insect of the month: Musk beetle

After a break, I started working again at the natural history museum, but this time at the entomology (insects) department. When I worked at the ornithology (birds) department I tried to focus on one bird each week. 304 more words