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More nature photography awards: Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award I have a friend who is a parasitologist and she always posts the most interesting stuff! The intestinal parasites of King Richard III Great post by Manu Saunders explaining the recent paper showing declines in insect biomass in Puerto Rico: Insect declines: […]

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Great article by Manu Saunders on the types of insects that make honey (not just honeybees!). Bumblebees make honey in pots, so I always call them the “Winnie the Pooh” bees: Wasps, aphids and ants: the other honey makers Hugh Possingham is (in)famous for spinning a game show wheel to decide which species to save…this […]

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Amazing space photos, courtesy of NASA: https://www.cnet.com/pictures/nasa-spitzer-telescope-celebrates-15-years-of-astounding-images/ More interesting plant pollinator interactions: Flower Mimics The Smell of Dying Honey Bees to Attract Pollinators I visited Kilarney last weekend, I wanted to see a puffin and I did not. Alas! Cream puffins: CREAM PUFFIN SWEETIE PIES On a more serious note, I mentioned to the bus […]

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You may be thinking that robots can replace bees for crop pollination, but there are a lot of good reasons why that will not work. I know that Walmart has a patent for pollinating drones…although I do not underestimate humanity’s ability to develop new and clever technologies, if we want diversity in our diets (and […]

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Just had to share this article about wildebeests…How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle Scary article about Candida auris infections…a fungal infection that is resistant to known medications and is very difficult to contain…and can be deadly: The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast Ants that live inside acorns and what they […]

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A really neat discovery on how stick insects disperse…much like seeds, their eggs are digested by the birds that consume the adults and are pooped out elsewhere: Insects that look like sticks, behave like fruit, and move like seeds If you’re into the super hero stuff, here’s an article about the real life super powers […]

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Field work (plus lab/office/greenhouse work) is kicking my butt right now, so here are some links to other websites haha Hippos are not my favourite animal…I worked in a zoo and hippos were by far the most disgusting animal to clean up after (although cotton-top tamarins smell horrible for some reason). You see hippos like […]