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Posts by Alex Reshanov

man of war
Blogs | Jul 07, 2015

Lifeform of the week: Portuguese Man o’ War

Don’t call the Portuguese Man o’ War a jellyfish. And don’t get near its stinging tentacles, even if it’s dead.

Image Credit: hspauldi
Science Wire | Jun 05, 2015

Everything you need to know: Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac

Summer is a great time to frolic in the woods. Just don’t touch anything.

VladLazarenko
Blogs | Feb 16, 2015

Lifeform of the week: Armadillos

From the pink fairy to the screaming hairy, armadillos are a most peculiar mammal.

Image Credit: EverJean
Blogs | Feb 14, 2015

Lifeform of the week: From cacao tree to chocolate valentine

Nothing says “I love you” like roasted and pulverized cacao beans, better known as chocolate.

Image Credit: Brian Jeffery Beggerly
Blogs | Jan 19, 2015

Lifeform of the week: Puffer fish

Killer sushi, stoned dolphins, and zombies; the puffer fish is an animal steeped in scandal.

Image Credit: Nova
Blogs | Dec 25, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Mistletoe

Mistletoe makes merry at its host’s expense.

Image Credit: H Dragon
Blogs | Dec 02, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Horseshoe crab

If the horseshoe crab looks like it comes from another era, that’s because it does.

Image Credit: Rene Schwietzke
Blogs | Nov 25, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Cranberries

Cranberries are more than just a holiday condiment.

Image Credit: Webbaliah
Blogs | Nov 18, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Carnivorous plants

Faced with lousy soil conditions, some plants came up with a novel solution – eating meat.

Image Credit: Terry Foote
Blogs | Nov 03, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Woodpeckers

These birds don’t need a hammer or a helmet to do some serious woodworking.