Indistinguishable from magic: hunting for spiders in Mexico’s cloud forests

Hello! A new species of Mexigonus from Oaxaca poses for the camera.Last year, University of British Columbia zoologist Wayne Maddison travelled to the highlands of southern Mexico in pursuit of undiscovered species of jumping spiders. He kept a journal of his adventures, documenting his encounters with resplendently beautiful arachnids. Below is a short excerpt from his journal. You can read the full report of the expedition on Maddison’s website.28 June 2017It’s been more than three years since…

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De’coding’ stereotypes

The CODE workshops offer one-on-one learning for kids on the autism spectrum. Photo: Paul Joseph.UBC students have launched ambitious, one-on-one workshops to help children on the autism spectrum to program, problem solve, and connect.By Silvia Moreno-GarciaWhen Bahar Moussavi arrived at the University of British Columbia, starting a non-profit wasn’t the first thing on her mind. Her days were busy enough completing a combined major in Computer Science and Microbiology and Immunology. But over coffees with friends, an…

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