Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin. Blogger at Scientific American. Photographer down in the dirt.

Predation - Alex Wild Photography — Eciton burchellii submajor carrying a spider. This long-legged caste is specialized for transporting large or awkward prey. Maquipucuna reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador

Businesses unsure of Theresa May's threat to cut corporation tax to 10 per cent — Businesses have given a lukewarm reception to the idea that Theresa May could slash corporation tax if she does not secure a good exit deal with the EU. Both the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) said cutting corporation tax would not be top of their wish-list if the government is considering tax cuts or spending increases in the wake of the EU referendum.

The chancellor Philip Hammond faces four daunting tasks in preparing his Autumn Statement: what is happening to the UK economy? How far should he abandon austerity? What should he do to boost the supply-side? What will Prime Minister Theresa May want? | C — Say your prayers for the chancellor of the exchequer. Most people think David Davis and Liam Fox have a tough enough job over the coming months, but Philip Hammond also faces a daunting challenge. Consider some of the questions in his in-tray: Question One: Is the UK economy slowing down?

Successful Science Photographers Have Access. Here’s How To Get It. — If you spend time reading online photography fora, which you do because you're here, you will already know the key to great photos is owning the Canikon Extended 15-1000mm F1.2 Stabilized Howitzer XL III. You probably can't afford the Canikon XL III.

A free market think tank has joined calls to scrap "inefficient" corporation tax — Margaret Thatcher's favourite think tank has joined calls to abolish corporation tax, blasting the failure of politicians to grasp the impact of the charge. The free market backing Institute of Economic Affairs said long overdue reform of the system has been held back by a "fiction" that the bill is foot by companies, instead of individuals.

The EU’s dangerous quest for tax harmonisation ignores that corporation tax itself is obsolete — Most governments would love to get their hands on an extra €13bn (£11.1bn) from a multinational company. But the Irish government will likely be wrangling in court for many years at what will surely be considerable expense in a somewhat unusual bid to avoid collecting tax.

Acromyrmex - Alex Wild Photography — Acromyrmex is the more diverse of the two leafcutting ant genera (the other is Atta). These distinctive spiny insects cut fresh vegetation to feed to a specialized fungus that grows only in ant nests. The fungus serves as the ants' food source and in return is cultivated and dispersed by the ants.

Insect Sex - Alex Wild Photography

How Ant Slaves Overthrow Their Masters — Every summer, a pitched battle of wills unfolds within the acorns and hollowed-out twigs of the Northeastern United States. A dark, bulbous-headed ant called Protomognathus americanus invades these tiny abodes and plucks the pearly brood of ants in the genus Temnothorax.

You are what you eat: IU biologists map genetic pathways of nutrition-based species traits — BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Biologists at Indiana University have significantly advanced understanding of the genetic pathways that control the appearance of different physical traits in the same species depending on nutritional conditions experienced during development. In many animals, nutrition -- not genetic differences -- controls the appearance of certain physical traits.
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Oct 27, 2016

RT @AlongsideWild: Good time to revisit @travislongcore on the occupation of #Malheur and what it means for science:…

Oct 27, 2016

It's legal to occupy federal property without consequence, so tomorrow I'm going to Cape Canaveral to be a fucking astronaut #oregonstandoff

Oct 27, 2016

RT @gordieloewen: These folks, pictured here possessing firearms in a federal facility, were just acquitted of possessing firearms in…

Oct 27, 2016

RT @KillerMartinis: At the end of the day, a jury has just ruled that if you believe in your cause enough, there is precedent and authority for armed rebellion.

Oct 27, 2016

RT @Rob0Sullivan: Now that the Bundys are free, I'm sure they'll be rushing to protect the #NoDAPL protestors from a tyrannical government. Aaaany minute now

Oct 27, 2016

RT @brookejarvis: Unbelievable: Oregon militia found not guilty for takeover of public lands at same moment riot police are clearing Standing Rock with mace

Oct 27, 2016

RT @billmckibben: So, ok to occupy a wildlife refuge, but protect ancestral grave sites and you get National Guarded. America 2016 #nodapl

Oct 27, 2016

More confirmation that there is one justice system for white people, another for everyone else.

Oct 27, 2016

RT @joaofungo: A very different kind of Ophio, from Ecuador on Paraponera clavata. Note its "unilateralis" looking @ZombieAntGuy

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