After enduring widespread destruction from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, North Americans and residents of the Caribbean now face Hurricane Maria, churning toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Just upgraded to a category 5 storm,Show More Summary
Sitting on a railroad tie along one of our flower beds, I looked down to see a small group of jumping spiders in the dry, weedy grass. Yellow-orange patches on their cephalothorax and abdomen indicated that they were female Apache jumping...Show More Summary
All life forms on this planet, from fruit flies to humans, borrow genes that determine their physical and behavioral traits. Having received half of their genome from each parent via sexual reproduction (or all of it in lower forms that are asexual), the genes are a blueprint for our structure and the biochemical processes that sustain life. Show More Summary
Despite the saber-rattling and bombastic threats from the two narcissistic leaders, neither North Korea nor the United States has anything to gain from a military confrontation. Though some war hawks in Congress are pushing for a tough...Show More Summary
The mammal had to become trapped in a toy which had been carelessly disguarded.
Keeping you up to date with this week's important nature and wildlife stories.
Earth formed about 4.6 billion years ago, some 9 billion years after the Big Bang. Life would appear on our planet a billion years later but would not emerge from the sea until 440 million years ago. Primates evolved about 60 million...Show More Summary
As I write this post, Hurricane Irma is still meandering WNW along the northern coast of Cuba. The most recent computer models suggest that it will soon turn north, slamming the Florida Keys, hugging the west coast of Florida and sparing Metro Miami. Show More Summary
While the attention of most North Americans has been focused on Hurricane Irma, about to unleash her fury on Florida, a strong earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of southern Mexico yesterday. The magnitude 8.2 quake occurred along...Show More Summary
Twitter users have been surprsisd by the sheer number of names for woodlice, what do you call them?
Catch up with the week's stories around British wildlife.
Hurricane Irma, churning its way toward Florida, has pulverized a few Caribbean islands along the way. Since it formed, in the tropical Atlantic, this storm has maintained a symmetrical structure and has not encountered obstacles to its development (wind shear, dry air, cold water or mountain ranges). Show More Summary
Over the last few days, as the waxing moon approached its full stage, our lone natural satellite has taken on an orange hue here in Metro Denver. Looking like a giant pumpkin, it has hovered over the Eastern Plains in early evening and loomed above the Front Range peaks at sunrise.The cause for its beautiful yet mysterious appearance is simple. Show More Summary
Crisp leaves, cosy nights and visitors from abroad? Safe to say autumn is amazing
Woodhouse's scrub jays are common, permanent residents of the Mountain West, from Nevada to Mexico. Here along the Colorado Front Range, they are primarily found on the shrublands of the lower foothills and, until yesterday, I had not...Show More Summary
American laborers generally come from the lower and middle classes; their income is but a small fraction of those in the upper class. Many laborers have more than one job and few can afford to have their spouse stay home with the kids. Show More Summary
By September, the longer nights bring chilly mornings to the Front Range cities and, in most years, afternoon highs drop into the 70s F. In fact, the first snow of the season often dusts the urban corridor before September ends. This...Show More Summary