Using How to Train Your Dragon to teach about endangered species, the scientific method, and popularization of science

Matheus C. Drago Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. E-mail: matheusdrago96 (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF How to Train Your Dragon (2010) is one of DreamWorks’ most famous movies and is set on the fictional Berk, a place where fighting between Vikings and dragons is pretty common.Continue reading “Using How to Train Your Dragon to teach about endangered species, the scientific method, and popularization of science”

Zoological Nomenclature of Ice and Fire

Evangelos Vlachos CONICET & Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. Email: evlacho (at) mef (dot) org (dot) ar Download PDF Valar gūrēñis — All men must learn The diversity of the World of Ice and Fire (Westeros, Essos and the other continents combined) is remarkable. All kinds of species of animals and plants areContinue reading “Zoological Nomenclature of Ice and Fire”

Making a vampire

Veronika N. Laine Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). Wageningen, The Netherlands. Email: veronika.laine (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The modern vampire is often portrayed as a human transformed into a vampire due to a bloodthirsty spirit[1], demons[2], viruses and other pathogens[3], magic or some unknown reason[4].  Neither fiction nor more realistic accounts have shedContinue reading “Making a vampire”

Fantastic beasts and how to diversify them

Guilherme Hermanson Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Email: guilhermehermanson (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Despite their secrecy, fantastic beasts are oftentimes noticed by muggles. Their diversity, however, was never subject of any study in order to understand what could have driven it. AtContinue reading “Fantastic beasts and how to diversify them”