Reappraisal of hydrocarbon biomarkers in Archean rocksAuthors:French et alAbstract:Hopanes and steranes found in Archean rocks have been presented as key evidence supporting the early rise of oxygenic photosynthesis and eukaryotes, but the syngeneity of these hydrocarbon biomarkers is controversial. Show More Summary
Male "purring" wolf spiders are virtuosos when it comes to leaf tapping – making sounds that travels through air to another leaf where a female picks it up
A new paper is just out in The Lancet that examines the mortality risk of high and low ambient temperatures. The basic idea is that if it is either two hot or too cold, mortality may increase, possibly with the weather being a factor to augment the effects of other health problems, or as a…
Octopuses are good at changing colour, but for the first time it's been shown that one species' skin reacts directly to light to cover it in camouflage
It is a fiction that the right wing, and the Republican party, and their primary philosophical guru (Rush Limbaugh) and mouthpiece (FOX News) are more American, more security-savvy, and more patriotic than Liberals, Progressives, and Democrats. This fiction is part of a common bully tactic you already know about because you were either bothered by…
Since its establishment under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2012, the OA-ICC has been communicating, promoting and facilitating a series of global activities on ocean acidification. With regards to science,...Show More Summary
Year 2 at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Consider a Pet Dinosaur Children in Year 2 at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (Matlock, Derbyshire), have been tackling the tricky question of would dinosaurs make good pets? This poser is one of the questions being explored as part of a series of themes for the summer […]
Prince Albert II of Monaco was Recently Awarded the Peter Benchley Award for Ocean Stewardship. 1. What lessons did you learn through the “Monaco Declaration” and how can we best transfer the concern of ocean acidification into action? How do you think Americans can become more engaged on this topic? The “Monaco declaration” of October […]
Chris Quartuccio and his team must deal with ocean acidification—and plenty of naysayers—to try to ensure that Long Island remains an important point for oyster harvesting. The man at the helm of Blue Island Shellfish, Chris Quartuccio, wants to make sure I see Blue Point, home of the most famous oysters in the world. At […]
Tuesday/Wednesday, May 19/20th Tuesday, May 19th...out on a late afternoon trip on Peregrine, we headed north to meet up with J pod as they were coming down Boundary Pass......what they did over the last 24 hours is more like what they...Show More Summary
Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) eggs and larvae were exposed to laboratorycontrolled, low-pH seawater in an effort to assess current and predicted-future impacts of Ocean Acidification (OA) on hatching success, survival and growth.Show More Summary
Aliens? Squishies? Deformed Plastic? Jellyfish? Many descriptors have accompanied the emails, texts, and Facebook messages that have recently flooded my cellular device, all describing one unique ocean beastie… Exhibit A. With Spring...Show More Summary
Vsevolod and Alexander (Sasha), ages 10 and 2.
You might be surprised to learn that microhylid frogs in Peru, India, Sri Lanka and perhaps elsewhere have developed close relationships with large spiders... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
I've said on several previous occasions that domestic animals are far from outside the Tet Zoo remit. On the contrary, I find them to be of great interest, and I think that their diversity, evolution... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A couple of weeks ago I hatched a plan to write about all the neat new dinosaur-themed studies that had just appeared in print; I began by penning my thoughts on the Brontosaurus issue. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
I’ve just learnt (thanks, Marko Bosscher) that today (April 27th) is World Tapir Day, an annual event in which the world unites in celebration of our plucky, trunk-nosed perissodactyl pals and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c...
So, the name Brontosaurus is back in business. After comparing, analysing, measuring and coding an extraordinary amount of anatomical detail pertaining to diplodocid sauropods, Emanuel Tschopp and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
As a regular reader, you might know that Tet Zoo has been going for over nine years now. I've written about a lot of stuff, I’ve been intrigued and enthused by a substantial number of animals... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.co...
Over the last several days a consortium of people interested in herpetology, weird animals, animal lore, and special effects have worked together to help resolve an incredible and bizarre `mystery'. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com