Moa v Superman

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF During his heroic career Superman fought several foes. Some of these stories are truly memorable, like The Death of Superman (1992–1993), when he faced Doomsday. But many stories just ended up completely forgotten. Granted,Continue reading “Moa v Superman”

Douglas Adams and the world’s largest, fattest and least-able-to-fly parrot

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF “The system of life on this planet is so astoundingly complex that it was a long time before man even realized that it was a system at all and that it wasn’t something thatContinue reading “Douglas Adams and the world’s largest, fattest and least-able-to-fly parrot”

The entomological diversity of Pokémon

Rebecca N. Kittel Museum Wiesbaden, Hessisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Natur, Wiesbaden, Germany. Email: rebecca.n.kittel (at) gmail (dot) com. Download PDF Pocket Monsters or as they are better known, Pokémon, are playable monsters which first appeared in the 1990’s as a video game in Japan, but soon expanded worldwide. They are still very successful withContinue reading “The entomological diversity of Pokémon”

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”

One squid to rule them all

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF When it was released in 2014, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) proved to be the game all Tolkien fans had been waiting for. Its sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, released inContinue reading “One squid to rule them all”

Ants in the Ant-Man movie, with biological notes

Elidiomar R. Da-Silva* & Thiago R. M. de Campos Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. *Email: elidiomar (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Belonging to the family Formicidae (order Hymenoptera), ants are cosmopolitan insects, inhabiting all kinds of terrestrial environments, except the arctic, with nearly 10,000 known species.Continue reading “Ants in the Ant-Man movie, with biological notes”

The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon

Augusto B. Mendes1, Felipe V. Guimarães2, Clara B. P. Eirado-Silva1 & Edson P. Silva1 1Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil. 2Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, RJ, Brazil. Emails: augustobarrosmendes (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) br; felipevieiragui (at) gmail (dot) com; clara.eirado (at) gmail (dot) com; gbmedson (at) vm (dot) uff (dot) br DownloadContinue reading “The ichthyological diversity of Pokémon”

Over(bird)watch

Barbara M. Tomotani1 & Rodrigo B. Salvador2 1 Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: babi.mt (at) gmail (dot) com 2 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The video game Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment’s new hit,Continue reading “Over(bird)watch”

Squids, octopuses and lots of ink

Rodrigo B. Salvador1 & Carlo M. Cunha2 1 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com 2 Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: carlomagenta (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Splatoon was recently released (second quarter of 2015) for the Wii U,Continue reading “Squids, octopuses and lots of ink”

Geeky nature

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Everybody knows that each species on the planet eventually receives a so-called “scientific name”, a two-piece Latin-like name that serves the purpose of scaring people away from science – even more thanContinue reading “Geeky nature”