Anti-Caturday: Busy as a bee

Continuing with the theme of matriarchy, I present to you probably the most famous matriarchal society; honey bees. Honey bees are almost all female. Apparently, the only male bees are the drones that mostly live outside the hive and they are “used” only...

What’s in a matriarchy?

While doing my Anti-Caturday series, I’ve noticed a pattern; all complex societies in nature tend to be matriarchal. Apes seem to be the sole exception that proves the rule. In a lot of science fiction societies are always patriarchal, whether they be so far...

Anti-Caturday: A giant in the deeps

Meet the giant pacific octopus. Easily bigger than a grown man0 (they grow be about 3 to 5 m or 9.75 to 16 ft long), they mostly live deep in the ocean. They eat pretty much anything they can get their arms on, including sharks and unwary birds, though mostly they...

Stardust

If you ask an astrophysicist what is the most beautiful thing about science, a lot of them will answer; we are all made of stardust. Literally. A star starts out in gas clouds mostly in the spiral arms of galaxies. Dense regions start collapsing in on themselves to...

Anti-Caturday: Free Willy!

I haven’t really touched on fish yet. And I’m not going to now, since whales are actually mammals. Sure they look cute when you see them in Sea-World but orcas have some grim and fitting nicknames; killer whale, wolves of the sea… They are highly...