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These creative, zany short films created by undergraduates teach animal behavior lessons.

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In The Line of Science: crazy tales from the lab & field

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Numbat films

Winner of film competitions at the Evolution and Arachnology scientific conferences, 'Pygids' is a zany music video about an amazing order of Arachnids called Amblypygids. They split from spiders around 300 million years ago, long before dinosaurs were around. Tyler Corey (a PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) studies the signals individuals use during competition and mating. We currently know very little about this fascinating and ancient lineage, as you can see by their brief entry in Wikipedia


Photos from scientists in the field

Look at the world through the lens of a biologist. Plants, animals & landscapes from around the world!

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Upcoming:

We're expanding the Numbat Recommends tab! This is where we will showcase the science outreach 'best of the web': podcasts, blogs, & other projects, straight from scientists.

We also plan to post job listings for students who want to begin a career in science--or at least give it a whirl.

If you have suggestions for the site, or want your project to be featured, let us know!