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Stories by Darren Naish

The Strange Case of the Minnesota Iceman

The modern-day corpse of a human-like hominid, preserved in a block of ice, encountered by researchers in the 1960s, you say? Surely the zoological discovery of the century! 

January 8, 2017 — Darren Naish

Nonstandard Ideas in Amphibian Evolution, Part 1

Have the animals we call frogs actually evolved separately—from distinct ancestors—on two or three separate occasions? Err, no, but let's see what people have said about this sort of thing anyway...

December 14, 2016 — Darren Naish

The Pacific Giant Salamanders

They have robust skulls, big teeth, they reach a reasonable size and they're restricted (today) to northwestern North America. They're the Pacific giant salamanders...

October 31, 2016 — Darren Naish

Stand Up for Science Journalism!

Staying informed has never been more important.