A few months ago Twitter had a game with the hashtag #UnscienceAnAnimal.
The idea was to compose funny labels for the anatomies of various animals. such as the scalloped hammerhead shark (pictured).
Examples of labels are wiggly bits, scary part, booper, floof, squirt hole and so on.
Source: American Scientist
Zoology is the study of animals. But do you know the meanings of its various branches? Do the quiz!
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The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are popular science talks given around Christmas each year. The first one was in 1825.
They were started by the scientist Michael Faraday. They have been televised since 1936.
You can watch the more recent lectures online: for example, Carl Sagan’s six lectures on the planets (1977) and last year’s lectures on genetics.
CrashCourse is a collection of YouTube videos on various subjects, including biology, chemistry, computer science and sociology.
Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel!
The Biodiversity Heritage Library provides free access to hundreds of thousands of books and over 125,000 illustrations, from the 15th-21st centuries.
The illustrations can be seen in numerous albums on Flickr. For example: