Category Archives: Arthropods

U.S. Trade Representatives Think It’s Wrong to Die From TB and AIDS, But Not Chagas Fever

We’ll get to Chagas disease in a bit, but first let’s talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This is a trade agreement that is being negotiated in secret, and which will then be presented to the Congress for an … Continue reading

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Giant Antarctic Invertebrate Critters!

Jellyfish, starifish, and crinoids, oh my!
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What a Tangled Web They Weave

First, rock snot. Now, giant spider webs that cover acres. One more screwy thing, and I’m stocking up on canned goods.
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Giant Freshwater Crabs

Well, they’re not giant, but, by way of Majikthise, I found this story about an isolated population of freshwater crabs that has been dwelling in Roman ruins for 3,000 years.
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