Joined: Dec 9, 2015
Rosemary Mosco is a science communicator. She writes about biology for mental_floss and makes a webcomic about nature and one about urban ecology (with artist Maris Wicks, who drew her profile picture). When she's not thinking about creative ways to discuss science, she's picking her way through the forest, flipping through field guides and trying to identify everything she sees. She especially loves butterflies, snakes, and ferns.
10 Surprising Facts About Butterflies
11 Cute Facts About Crickets
14 Bold Facts About Bald Eagles
15 Incredible Things Revealed by Extreme Weather
Bad weather can wreak terrible destruction—but it can also uncover amazing treasures.
15 Confusing Plant and Animal Misnomers
As biology has developed, some of our common plant and animal names have turned out to be pretty far off the mark.
12 Weird Photos of Treehoppers
These tiny insects come in eye-popping shapes.
10 Slippery Facts About Slugs
Their slime is actually liquid crystal.
7 Pairs of Commonly Confused Animals—And How to Tell the Difference
You won't get fooled again.
15 Astonishing Facts About Bats
Known as the furry, flying mascots of Halloween, bats have an unfair reputation as blood-sucking monsters. (Only a few actually drink blood, you know). Get face to face with some of the most bizarre bats in the world.
11 Mischievous Facts About Capuchin Monkeys
They poke each other in the eye as a bonding gesture. They throw rocks at their monkey crushes. They wash with pee. What's not to love?
14 Captivating Facts About Carnivorous Plants
These plants bite back.
8 Animals That Get Their Color From Food
Some critters get their hues from their diet.
15 Modern-Day Signs of the Ice Age
Glaciers are responsible for creating some of the world’s most well-known natural features: Loch Ness, Walden Pond, Plymouth Rock, and more.
10 Ginormous Facts About Coconut Crabs
They're huge, antisocial, and fond of stealing your silverware when you're not looking. Meet the colossal coconut crab, one of Earth's largest arthropods.
14 Zany Facts About Zebras
Scientists can scan their coats like bar codes.