A flurry of new research is redefining our views on where life resides on Earth. The biosphere is the zone of air, land, and water…View More Finding Life Where the Sun Don’t Shine
Continuing its trend as one of the top destinations for out-of-this-world fossil finds, China is yielding yet another piece to the evolutionary jigsaw puzzle. In…View More New Fossil Anemone Reveals Innard Secrets
145 million years ago, in the Cretaceous, the air was warm and the seas were high and rum flowed freely. On land, mammals were oppressed under dinosaur…View More Of eyes and sex in lizardfishes
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! Olu et al. in PLoS One examine the…View More Tide Pool: Cool Seeps, Parasitic Nematodes, and Magnetic Sea Animals
What hid’st thou in thy treasure-caves and cells? Thou hollow-sounding and mysterious main! – Pale glistening pearls, and rainbow-colour’d shells, Bright things which gleam unreck’d-of,…View More First New Snail Larval Form Discovered Since 1878
Why don’t animal’s use wheels in locomotion? Why aren’t blue whales bigger? Why are there no freshwater starfish? Why are there no tree dwelling cephalopods?…View More If Molluscs Could Communicate What Would They Say?
Finding any new fossil is rare. Finding invertebrate fossils is made even more rare because of the squishy nature of most invertebrates. Sometimes the wandering…View More Yicaris – Progenitor of the Crustacea
A recent PLoS One paper by Birky and colleagues attempts to define species for asexual animals using the theoretical framework that has been developed by…View More ResearchBlogCast #11: A Population Genetics Species Concept?