Why is This Weevil #BlueandBlack? And How Do We Know?
Community & Society / Science & Technology

Why is This Weevil #BlueandBlack? And How Do We Know?

Do you see blue and black here? The insect pictured above is a weevil from the genus Eupholus, a specimen in the entomology collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. You’re looking at this blue and black (and partly iridescent green) weevil today because we’re making a shameless ploy for attention on … Continue reading

Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?
Business & Law / Science & Technology

Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?

A recent report by the World Resources Institute suggesting that policy changes are necessary in Western countries to phase out the use of agricultural land for growing crops that will be made into biofuels. In the United States alone, 30-40 percent of corn crops are being converted to fuel additives. But the report indicates that … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot x2: Conserving Central African Wildlife Diversity
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot x2: Conserving Central African Wildlife Diversity

Central Africa’s Congo Basin is a biodiversity hotspot, meaning it’s a region with an incredibly rich array of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else—and which face threats to survival that include deforestation, climate change and hunting. A Drexel professor and her students are part of an international effort to protect this … Continue reading