Naming 146 New Species

As we kickoff 2023, we learned that 146 new species of plants and animals were discovered last year on our planet that is still full of surprises. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, we share some of our favorite new species, break down the challenge of naming them from the International Society of Species Acknowledgement (ISSA), and did scientists discover two werewolves?!

The Truth About Halloween Animals

From vampire bats to lurking black cats, Halloween has a handful of animals that surround the spooky season. On this week’s Biofriendly Podcast we say ‘Nevermore!’ when it comes to silly superstitions, share some fun animals facts, and explain why you need a rice crispies group of friends.

What is De-Extinction?

The Tasmanian tiger may live once again as scientists attempt to resurrect the species that went extinct in 1936! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss the ‘de-extinction’ of species like the thylacine, the woolly mammoth, and even the Christmas Island rat. What does this mean for our environment, does Dr. Ian Malcolm / Jeff Goldblum have a say in it, and did the podcast transform into a radio play?

Bees Are Fish and Carbon Capturing Aprons!

This week we discovered a legal loophole was used in order to save our bees, and a popular clothing manufacturer has developed fabric that absorbs CO2– but is there something else going on behind closed doors? You don’t want to miss this week’s Biofriendly Podcast where we bring you the latest and greatest green news.

Don’t Kill That Spider!

We all know that arachnophobia is a real fear, but it’s important to learn more about our eight-legged friends and how important they are to our environment! This week we unraveled the web of lies around some spider myths, shared non-lethal techniques to send them packing, and why Jacob has a built-in deterrent that drives spiders and Noel insane.

Turbo cute

Full speed ahead for this Japanese Sable, which is a Marten species that belongs to the Mustelid family. While it looks adorable, these cute little creatures can be quite the vicious predators.

Turtle Shell Patterns

It is absolutely mind-blowing to see the different colorful and patterned varieties of turtle shells there are from species to species. This photo by Garden State Tortoise gives nine excellent examples. Top row left to right: eastern box turtle, pancake tortoise and Bell’s hingeback tortoise. Middle row left to right: radiated tortoise, Florida box turtle […]

Finding Nemo Spider

This is the Maratus nemo, a new species of Australian Peacock Spider discovered by Museums Victoria arachnologist, Joseph Schubert. Named after Pixar’s Finding Nemo for its clownfish coloring, this little jumping spider is about the size of a grain of rice.

Malayan Leaf Frog

Imagine walking near a pile of leaves when suddenly these little fellas jump in front of your path. These are Long-Nosed Horned Frogs, also known as the “Malayan horned frog” or “Malayan leaf frog,” a species of frog found in the rainforest areas of southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo.

Should Science Mess With Nature?

From reintroduction biology to assisted evolution, The Biofriendly Podcast gets philosophical this week as we discuss the ways science can choose to step in and save a species. Noel and Jacob share some changes being made to make animals more climate change resistant, Super Bowl highlights, and should humans have built-in furry jackets for survival?