Rorschach Ladybug

    The Strange Case of the Rorschach Ladybug ONE OF THE LESSER-KNOWN MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE is Coccinella psychoanalytica, order Coleoptera, family Coccinellidae, commonly called the Rorschach ladybug. This attractive beetle seems to have appeared out of nowhere on the evolutionary tree of life. At first considered an isolated mutation, C. psychoanalytica has recently been … Read More

Ant Wars

  Are ants preparing for a war against humans? No. Not exactly. They don’t even know about us. Ants are just doing what any other species would do: seek out new territory, exploit resources, reproduce, and defend their family. But we have got to stop them, and it’s all out chemical warfare! There are no … Read More

Whimsical Realism

Realism in art is not just a matter of technical skill. It has to be smart. Small changes in the right details can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of the entire painting. To see this in action, simply have several realistic artists paint or draw the same subject. You’ll find differences in skill … Read More

The Bee Tree

The Bee Tree: cover     Pak Teh’s house and hibiscus flower with bees  

Cave Formations

Cave formations and how cavers navigate them, for Kartchner Caverns visitor center, Arizona State Parks