Annual Dog-day Cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)
Pen and Ink, 2019, Carl Christianssen
  • What’s in Your Breastplate?

    November 9, 2019 by

    In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses in the design and construction of the tabernacle including a description of the garments to be worn by the priests. As part of this outfit, the priests were to construct and wear a breastplate (Exodus 28:15-30) which contained twelve different stones arranged and set in gold filigree.… Read more

  • Mosquito Mouthparts

    November 2, 2019 by

    “I hate mosquitoes! What are they good for anyway?” This is the typical response I get when people learn I did my Masters research on mosquitoes. While mosquitoes probably deserve most of the reprehension they receive from humans, one thing which can be said on their behalf is they are an example of masterful engineering.… Read more

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