Eleanor Spicer Rice Get To Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiders By Laura Pellicer & Frank Stasio • May 22, 2018 Sean McCann / University of Chicago Press Despite being an entomologist, Eleanor Spicer Rice was not a likely candidate to write a book about spiders. She is terrified of the creatures. Or at least she was until she partnered up with acclaimed arachnologist Chris Buddle of McGill University. The Unexpected World Of Ants By Laura Pellicer & Frank Stasio • Jan 18, 2018 Alex Wild According to Eleanor Spicer Rice, ants have a range of personalities, from team player to charismatic. What she will not call them, however, are pests.