Become a Beetle Detective and ferret out invasive insects

March 1, 2011

The Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer beetle are wreaking havoc on trees across America. Beetle Detectives, a site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has put out an APB for some science-minded sleuths to snoop around local flora to see if they can spot these bugs.

NASA discovers lifeform based on arsenic

December 3, 2010

NASA-funded research has discovered a microorganism that lives and reproduces using arsenic instead of phosphorus. This discovery represents a drastic change in what we know about the elements necessary to sustain life.

Find a boatload of wildlife images at ARKive

December 1, 2010

At ARKive you will find images and videos of living things. The mission of the website is to highlight the world’s biodiversity in order to stimulate conservation.

CalPhotos: A plethora of scientific photos

July 16, 2010

CalPhotos from the University of California-Berkeley contains more than 250,000 photos submitted by a variety of people and organizations in the scientific community.

Explore ecological concepts while having a howling good time with WolfQuest

July 8, 2010

WolfQuest puts you in the role of a lonely wolf in the wild with two things on your mind: survive and start a family. Along the way you’ll learn about how a wolf perceives the world around him with “scent view” which shows trails of recent creatures and other territorial markers.

Find quality science multimedia content at Nature.com

April 7, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Sometimes I struggle to find quality educational multimedia elements. They either aren’t well made or don’t have much tangible educational value. This, however, is not the case over at nature.com in their multimedia section. You’ll find … Continued