You may have heard the phrase to lose your head, which means you’re not acting very sensibly. But this sea slug takes that saying to a whole new level. It quite literally separates its head from its body, then grows
The tallest waterfall in the South American country of Ecuador recently disappeared! The 500-foot-fall San Rafael Waterfall used to send thousands of gallons of water gushing over the rocky drop. But in early February, it seemed to dry up. Curiously,
Dancing peacock spiders
A 22-year-old researcher in Australia just discovered 12 new species of spider, seven of which are colorful peacock spiders. Not only are peacock spiders beautiful (their name reflects their colorfully patterned abdomens), but they are also exceptional dancers. Males wave
I have a book in the Scholastic Book Fair!
Today, one of my dreams was realized: one of my books can be found on the shelves of the Scholastic Book Fair (both elementary and middle school fairs have it). I help run the fair at my son’s school, and
Jellyfish cousin stuns scientists
Scientists discover unusual deep-sea siphonophore Scientists discovered this remarkable creature, called a siphonophore, while exploring the ocean floor with a submarine. Although it looks a bit like a sawfish, it’s actually a relative of corals and jellies. Like its cnidarian