When a Spider isn’t a Spider

If you’re reading this right now, you might be realizing that we’re about to be playing a game of semantics (systematics, rather). For many, if it looks like a Spider, that’s all they need to know to shiver in disgust and engage in fight, freeze, or flight. It may be pretentious to dwell on the…… Continue reading When a Spider isn’t a Spider

S1E8 Leave it to Beavers

In this episode, Devon and Richard go on a totally real, not-recorded-indoors, time travel adventure to explore the life history of the busiest mammal out there—the beaver.

The Electric-Light-Loving, Scuba-Diving, Toe-Biting, Giant Water Bug

Portrait of a Giant water bug (Belostomatidae), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar by Frank Vassen

Toe-Biter, Electric-Light Bug, Alligator-Tick; people have come up with many names for the fascinating critter. It’s actual name is perhaps the most boring—the Giant Water Bug. They are the largest of the ‘true bugs’ and belong to the Belostomatidae family of insects.

Not a Lemur, Nor a Cat. This Raccoon-Like Critter is a “Clever Fox”.

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

That adorable creature is none other than a Ringtail, Bassariscus astutus. No, not like a lemur—though the resemblance is uncanny.

Search with Ecosia, Save the World

27 years ago, Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, developed Archie, the very first search engine. That was just the beginning. Somewhere along the way, a symbiotic relationship developed between these continually developing search engines, advertisers, and users which has blossomed into something like we’ve never seen before. Search engines, marketing, and the lives of…… Continue reading Search with Ecosia, Save the World