Recluse spiders, especially the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa), are one of the world’s most maligned groups of spiders. Everybody thinks they know someone who’s been bitten by one, but bites are actually uncommon.
The first study to evaluate the biodiversity of arthropods in U.S. homes finds that humans share their houses with any of more than 500 different kinds of arthropods – at least on a short-term basis. Arthropods are invertebrate animals with … Continue reading →
One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility has grown … Continue reading →