I apologize for the multi-prongedness of this question. Feel free to answer as much or as little of it as you would like. How does spider venom differ from that of insects or venomous vertebrates? What do we know about the evolution of spider venom? I.E. how long have the venomous spiders that we encounter been around… » 12/15/14 10:26am Monday 10:26am

I'm going to say the current political malaise and disenfranchisement people feel with the political system. I think that a lot if not all of these problems could be fixed with enough political will; however, if people continue to divest from governance and politicians grow farther and farther from the realities of… » 10/30/14 8:35am 10/30/14 8:35am

I am endlessly fascinated by the evolution of beaks. I have trouble understanding the evolutionary pressures that would push dinosaurs with tons of pointy teeth to evolve beaks. I would much appreciate it if you could shed some light on this. » 9/17/14 9:41am 9/17/14 9:41am

Let me preface this by saying that I'm enjoying the hell out of this series. However, I did note a discrepancy. You say that the African Golden Cat is of a medium build and list the Asian Golden Cat as "stocky" even though it can get up to 10 inches longer and weigh the same. » 5/28/14 10:35am 5/28/14 10:35am