Horseshoe crabs are critical to the biotech industry

The Atlantic Horseshoe crab is a 500-million-year-old species with ten eyes, six tails, and one body full of blue blood. Even though it sounds like this creature was pulled straight out of a science fiction novel, the horseshoe crab plays an integral role in the modern biomedical industry. Horseshoe crab blood gets its striking blue […]

From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

Face masks are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife—a chocking hazard for diminutive macaque monkeys, for example Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats. Single-use surgical masks have been […]