It was a bad week for botany with the accidental incineration of irreplaceable plant specimens and a report on the Myanmar’s increasing deforestation. But we also pondered how we communicate: via mail, over the airwaves and with aliens. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was May 14 – May 20, 2017
Get the straight dope on this summertime scourge Continue reading A poison ivy primer
New research shows clear evidence that beetle mommies are very protective of their little larval bundles of joy. Continue reading Beetle moms show clear maternal instincts
The ambitious Encyclopedia of Life project aims to document every known species on Earth. We’re well on our way. Continue reading The Encyclopedia of Life reaches historic milestone with the Smithsonian’s help
Latin is a bit like a zombie: dead but still clamoring to get into our brains. In one discipline, however, Latin just got a bit deader.
Continue reading Botanists agree to loosen Latin’s grip
One tiny bird species demonstrates how co-evolution works to the advantage of both animals and plants. Continue reading Which came first: The beak or the flower?