Tagged: photos

Sunday Spinelesness – One for the arachnophobes? - The Atavism

David Winter Jun 06, 2010

It occurs to me that some readers might be put off by my affection for spiders. I'd be interested to see which creature, the wasp or the spider, you find yourself cheering for at the end of this post. Let's introuduce them. First, the large black hunti... Read More

Aww, crap. - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 28, 2010

D'em shrews have shat in me again. [caption id="attachment_1782" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="(Souce: Clarke et al, 2009 ; image credit: Chien Lee.)"][/caption] Botanist Dr. Charles Clarke (Monash University, based at Monash’s Selangor campus) has published two research papers showing that the pitchers of mature pitcher plant Nepenthes lowii are opportunistic toilets rather than predatory traps. Carnivorous … Read More

National Geographic photos of the year, 2009 - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 01, 2010

A mantee photographed in Florida–Yusude Okada, Japan The Giant's Playground at night–Chris Gray, Canada Not a science post, but a head’s up to visit National Geographic’s photography website for some stunning photographs, including the winners to the previous year’s competition. Click on ‘Contest Winners’ to see 2009’s and earlier winners. Read More

Explore ancient science books on-line - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 14, 2009

Read ancient science books on-line in their original form. Recently I introduced the Royal Society of London’s 350 anniversary Trailblazing website portraying historic work and providing links to the originals from the pages of the Philosophical Transactions. If you haven’t seen this already, check it out. (Source: NLM) I’ve just … Read More

Snake coughs up new species - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 28, 2009

New species are found all sorts of ways. In the case of British scientist Dr Andrew Marshall working in Tanzania a startled snake trying to escape spat out a new species of chameleon (see photo). New species of chameleon (Source: York University) To give some idea of scale, the twig is about the thickness of your thumb. He (she?) is … Read More