Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
2.7K views | +0 today
Follow
Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes
Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Entomologist Phil Torres Makes a Child's Wish Come True

Entomologist Phil Torres Makes a Child's Wish Come True | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Portland, there was a special visitor: Bradon Coy, a nine-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition known as Duchenne muscular...
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Awesomeness Alert!  Seriously cool entomologist!  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Young bug enthusiast meets his hero, EO Wilson

Young bug enthusiast meets his hero, EO Wilson | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Ever since he was 5, Jasper Bagley’s idol has been E. O. Wilson, the renowned biologist, widely considered the world’s leading ant expert.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield | Science | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield | Science | WIRED | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Awesome!  Added bonus - we see gliding ants at the ACTS canopy walkway and can watch this behavior live and in person! 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Epic Amazonian Arthropod Hunt - Finding Bugs in Peruvian Homes - YouTube

Do Amazonian houses have more bugs that houses in the US? That is one of the core questions we've come to answer. Michelle, Misha, Keith, Haley and I are all...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology

Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Remarkable drawings that shaped the course of science and radically defied gender norms.

At a time when women in science were a rarity, G
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

This is an amazing story - and a perfect tribute to women scientists and explorers who through the ages have broken boundaries and move our knowledge of the world to new heights.  

more...
No comment yet.