Russell McLendon

Russell McLendon
Russell is science editor for Mother Nature Network. He writes MNN's Translating Uncle Sam features, works on infographics and other special projects, and blogs for the Earth Matters channel.

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These newly discovered 'pelican spiders' resemble pelicans for a good reason

Baby sea turtles walk on treadmills for science

7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms

White-nose syndrome haunts bats

Bat-killing fungus is vulnerable to UV light

Like your pet cat, pumas are peculiar about where they sleep

What is lake-effect snow?

In high tide or in low tide, the Bob Marley spider will be by your side

The story behind spider Christmas ornaments

Obama's national monuments are a big deal

Earth enjoys a surge of ocean sanctuaries

Watch the Earth 'breathing' from space