These are the things I've written that are tagged "nature"

The Radioactive Wasps of Hanford

11 June 2009

Not from a movie or script, but real life: The contractor handling the clean-up, Washington Closure, says the nests were all built in 2003 when water was used to dampen dust during demolition of an H Reactor basin. That attracted the wasps that used the mud to make tube-shaped nests for eggs.

H. sadistica

04 May 2009

Normally to inseminate a female you have to have some sex with that. You know, male and female sex organs doing their thing. Well: Milan Rezic, an entomologist at the Crop Research Institute in Prague, has spotted a spider circumventing this problem by delivering sperm directly to the ovaries via holes that the males bore […]

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