Crickets songs are more popular than Beyonce

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What do scientists do? Part II – A tribute to taxonomists

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are huge, weighing up to 550 lbs (250 kg) and with a … [Read more...]

Cockroaches aren’t as good at surviving as we thought

If you exist on planet earth for more than about 15 years you’re almost guaranteed to “know” a few … [Read more...]

The puzzling case of the twisted sisters

In the business of making evolutionary trees you’re always on the lookout for a conundrum. … [Read more...]

There is more to mosquitoes than bloodsucking

As spring arrives, I cannot help but think about all of the organisms that will begin to emerge, … [Read more...]

Hello, spring! We’ve been waiting for you….

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If you are like me, you have been eagerly awaiting the change of seasons from the cold gray days of … [Read more...]

What is a cockroach?

simple cockroach morphology

There are over 7000 different answers to this question because there are over 7000 species of … [Read more...]

Why the forest has no floor

The forest has no floor

Hi, I’m Dominic. I study biodiversity in tropical rainforests and tropical savannah of Guyana. … [Read more...]