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January 22, 2018



Seahorse Dreams        

Small seahorse and large seahorse pairs are more successful at reproducing than mid-sized seahorses.

December 27, 2017


Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are members of the carp family.

Drunk Goldfish

Goldfish can survive up to five months in oxygen-less water at the bottom of frozen ponds by turning lactic acid into alcohol-ethanol.

October 3, 2017


A picture of Cenotes X'kekén y Samula.

A Bend In The Skull

Mexican blind cavefish may have evolved to be asymmetrical.

September 26, 2017


A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

When Snakes Had Four Legs

Scientists are still trying to figure out why ancient lizards evolved into snakes.

August 10, 2017


Being able to see in air and water may have helped fish to evolve.

Evolving Fish Vision

Ancient fish that had evolved better eyesight may have hunted like crocodiles.

August 3, 2017


A cotinga river side-necked turtle

Turtle Power

Have turtles always been able to retract their heads into their shells?

July 6, 2017


Termites used to be known as wood ants

Termites Need Partners

Scientists are studying same-sex termite partnerships.

July 5, 2017


Saccorhytus coronarius lived on seabeds.

Our Earliest Ancestor

Saccorhytus coronarius was an ellipsoid shaped bag, with a big mouth, and was only about a millimeter long. It was also humans' earliest ancestor.

April 26, 2017



A Community of Cells

What are the benefits of being a multicellular organism?

April 5, 2017


Dr. Harvey took more than pictures of Einstein's brain.

Bigger Brains, Bigger Thoughts

Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.

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