Researchers propose a new evolutionary reason for why many underfed lab animals live longer
This weeks post is a guest post from the wonderful E.E. Giorgi of Chimera blog I AM MY MOTHER'S CHIMERA. CHANCES ARE, SO ARE YOU For years now the concept of a "genetic chimera" has sparked the imagination of writers: the idea that an individual could harbor his/her own twin is creepy and intriguing at the [...]..
I have had extensive turtle guilt of late - that is, there just haven't been enough turtles on Tet Zoo for a while… by which I mean, there haven't been any.
High-speed video reveals why flies are so hard to swat
A spider-like arachnid fossil helps explain the evolutionary path of modern harvestmen, often called 'daddy longlegs'
Analysis of an ancient thylacinid's skeleton suggests that the marsupial had a very powerful bite despite its small size
Is it time to add two more species to the list of recent extinctions? New research indicates that two critically endangered fish species may now be extinct in the wild following the destruction of their only habitats...
Paleontologist Neil Shubin's 2008 book Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body comes to PBS in a three-part series airing April 9, 16th and 23rd...
A parasitic phytoplasma deploys proteins to manipulate the plants it infects as well as the insects that spread the microbe
Here’s something you don’t see every day: video footage of the critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri), a species that was only discovered in 2010...
"Put him back on ice..." -- Evil Hydra scientist Arnim Zola speaking about Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier There's a great convergence of activities occurring right now...
There's something about humpback whales that makes them seem so peaceful. Just elegant, wonderful creatures that wouldn't hurt a soul, unless that soul happens to be contained by a small fish or a delicious crustacean...
Are there half a million? 100 Million? After decades of research, there is no consensus
The Sherlock Holmes era of my life has, sadly, ended. I just completed The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Kindle edition, four novels and 56 short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The most successful environmental legislation ever enacted faces new threats from Congress
Books and recommendations from Scientific American
Some considerable years ago - February 2007, actually - I made the decision to write a short Tet Zoo article on speculative zoology. It was on the biology of Godzilla, and I published it with trepidation, my concern being that people would balk at the fact that I was covering an imaginary creature, not a [...]..
The successful, 22 million-year-old group could double in its number of species before leveling off
April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness...
Yeast cells make savvy mating choices, choosing partners that are the right size for the environment