Category archives for dance

by Katie the Lowly Intern Researchers at Cambridge University have debunked the long standing myth that freshwater algae can’t dance. Volvox, while sounding like a herpes medication for mad scientists, is a spherical algae organism made up of only about 1,000 cells. They get their swerve from their flagella (think sperm tails) which they wag…

Jumping Spider Mating Dance

Jumping spiders have exceptional vision and therefore, their courtship displays have a highly visual component. This nifty video shows a male jumping spider doing its equivalent of the Booty Drop. Make sure to have your volume on. For more MTV Grind worthy jumping spider action, check out the Tree of Life Web Project.