She is a big spider, with an abdomen about the size of the tip of your thumb, and a full diameter approaching 1.5 inches. Spiders with large abdomens usually strike me as repulsive, but this one has grown on me.
The College of Arts and Sciences proudly announces the new Ketchum Scholars Fund, a source of scholarship support for students in our social-sciences fields. We chose to take advantage of the Ketchum Building remodel, which is well underway, in part because many of our social-sciences departments occupy the building and because it gives donors an exciting opportunity to be a part of something new.
By Jeff Mitton The multitude of parks on the Colorado Plateau is testimony of our fascination with red rock country: Colorado National Monuments, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Staircase of the Escalante National Monument, Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Grand Canyon National […]
When compared to monkeys and apes and humans, dragonflies are ancient. The earliest common ancestor to primates lived 85 million years ago, but fossils of dragonflies were deposited 325 million years ago. Ancient dragonflies called “griffinflies” were enormous — their bodies were 17 inches long and their wingspans were 28 inches.
As our world becomes smaller and people become more mobile and commerce becomes more international, species get moved from place to place at an ever-increasing rate.
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