Posted March 29, 2017 by Ron Callari

Like something out of the B movie, Tarantula — this week some new scientific evidence laid claim that spiders could overtake the planet — if they wanted to.  All it takes is for them to band together. So the next time you’re ready to lay off and wallop that pesky arachnid crafting a web on your porch, think twice — because his 'spidey' brethren might just take to retaliating . . . in a most devastating manner.

Posted March 26, 2017 by Ron Callari

In a recent episode of FX’s hit TV drama ’The Americans,' the plot line hinged on what I thought was a fictionalized tale of espionage, utilizing insects as armed soldiers of sorts. It followed the lead characters Elizabeth and Philip Jennings in their attempt to foil an American plot against the Russians. Disease-spreading midges  [resembling mosquitoes] were being bred to destroy the Soviet’s wheat supply to escalate that country's hunger crisis. Definitely a unique spy-story premise . . . but could any of it be true?

Posted March 14, 2017 by Creature Features

Meet the Emoji Snake, a Lavender Albino Piebald Ball Python selectively bred by Georgia reptile breeder Justin Kobylka that sports a pattern of golden emoji faces along its scaly white body.

Posted March 14, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

This is so fascinating! All these tiny creatures that are too small for me to chase!

Posted February 26, 2017 by Rebecca West

Algae is used for so many things anymore, and now scientists have determined it is a suitable food enrichment material for pigs. Could your little piggy benefit from it?

Posted February 16, 2017 by Rebecca West

Honey has long been known for its medicinal properties in fighting bacteria. Now, it seems Scottish heather honey might be the answer to veterinarian applications.

Posted February 16, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

When you think of NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida you tend to think of science and technology not of alligators and other wildlife. What most people don't realize about the facility is that, being located on Merritt Island, it is also a National Wildlife Refuge. Of Merritt Island's 140,000 acres, Kennedy only takes up about 6,000 acres. This makes for a tricky balance between nature and space science.

Posted January 29, 2017 by Creature Features

Swifts may be swift but bats beat 'em hands, er, wings down, according to a scientific study that shows those furry mice can go like bats outta hell.