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David Bowie's Spider

Constant Wonder
  • Apr 26, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 7:31

From Spongiforma Squarepantsii to Heteropoda davidbowie, scientists sometimes have a bit of fun naming the creatures they discover. Guest: Stephen B. Heard, Professor of Biology at the University of New Brunswick and author of “Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider: How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels”