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Bone Eating Worms Originally Evolved to eat Marine Reptiles, not Whales

A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine reptiles.Scientists at Plymouth University found that Osedax...Show More Summary

The evolutionary history of citrus

Citrus fruits -- delectable oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits -- are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world, yet little is known of the origin of the citrus species and the history of...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - How Can Roselle Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Roselle is a species of hibiscus native to West Africa. Originally from Angola, it is now cultivated in countries like Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico and China. It is commonly used to make jelly, jam and preserves, beverage, wine, syrup, gelatin, pudding, cake, ice cream and flavoring. Show More Summary

Classsic Text: Steve Rocco, The Origin of a Species, 1986

A fresh transcription of Steve Rocco's prophetic intro from our April 1986 "Street Issue". The post Classsic Text: Steve Rocco, The Origin of a Species, 1986 appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

'Title and Deed': Brutal truths about life and death

"We all come from blood and saltwater and a screaming mother begging us to leave." Given what we know about the origins of the species, and the rarity of even the most enthusiastic birthing mother looking to prolong the miraculous but less-than-relaxing process, this is a pretty...

Chinese Scientist Works to Save the Ila Pika, An Endangered Species of Tiny Mammals That He First Discovered in 1983

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Ila pika, a tiny furry mammal that resembles a cross between a rabbit and a teddy bear that lives in the Tianshan mountains of Northwest China, made its first appearance in July 2014 after over 20 years. The species was originally discovered in 1983 by 60-year old conservationist Li Weidong, who named the diminutive […]

Chinese Scientist Seeks to Save the Endangered Species of Tiny Furry Mammals That He First Discovered in 1983

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Ila pika, a tiny furry mammal that resembles a cross between a rabbit and a teddy bear that lives in the Tianshan mountains of Northwest China, made its first appearance in July 2014 after over 20 years. The species was originally discovered in 1983 by 60-year old conservationist Li Weidong, who named the diminutive […]

Lemur teeth help take a bite out of Madagascar's mysteries

Research on lemurs' geographic mobility may help direct future conservation efforts on Madagascar. For centuries, scientists have marveled at Madagascar's lemur species, whose origins are unique to Madagascar. Unfortunately, all large-bodied...Show More Summary

Conservation Efforts in Revised ESA Listing of Green Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act, and list turtles originating

Say Hello To The Two Newest Species Of Vampire Crab

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On the left is Geosesarma dennerle, on the right G. hagen. Both have yellow eyes, hence "vampire" crabs. The origins of these colorful crustaceans, which have long been sold as pets, have eluded scientists for years. Now, researchers have given them official names, and traced them to their Indonesian source. Read more...

Fish Named Greedo: New Catfish Species Named After ‘Star Wars’ Bounty Hunter

A recently discovered species of catfish has been named after Greedo, the infamous bounty hunter from the original Star Wars whose brief encounter with Han Solo still sparks a debate among fans of the sci-fi films. Jonathan Armbruster,...Show More Summary

Charles Darwin’s Children’s Doodles and Paintings on Original Handwritten ‘On the Origin of Species’ Pages

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A watercolor on the back of a page of the original On the Origin of Species manuscript A vast collection of digitizations and transcriptions of naturalist Charles Darwin‘s manuscripts is still growing in the ongoing Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History. Some notable finds in the project are doodles and paintings […]

Arkham Knight’s ‘M’ Rating Shows That ‘Teen’ Games Are An Endangered Species

The ESRB has rated Batman: Arkham Knight ahead of its June release, and the result has surprised even the developer itself. After Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and even Arkham Origins all received “T for Teen” tatings, it seems Arkham Knight has gone a bit darker, and is now branded with an “M for Mature” for […]

Tribute of the Day: Wasp Named After Boston Bruins Goalie, Team Gets Animal Memed on Twitter

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Entomologists have discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya, and they’re naming it after a hockey goalie in Massachusetts. One of the researchers who helped find the insect, Robert S. Copeland, is originally from the Boston area, so...Show More Summary

Darwin’s Kids Doodled All Over His Original Manuscript

On a page from Charles Darwin’s original manuscript of On the Origin of Species, two mounted swordsmen face off—one’s steed a mighty galloping carrot while the other, wearing a plumed yellow turban, approaches on a menacing-looking, four-legged eggplant. Show More Summary

Darwin's Kids Doodled All Over His "Origin of Species" Manuscript

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We may have Charles Darwin's children to thank for the surviving handwritten pages of the naturalist's "On the Origin of Species" manuscript. Most of the original 600 pages are lost, and of the 45 pages that exist today, many were repurposed by Darwin's brood of 10 children as art supplies. Read more...

Sandra Bullock Is PURE EVIL In The Next Minions Trailer! Meet Scarlet Overkill HERE!

And you thought Steve Carell was Despicable! LOLz! Whereas the previous trailer for Minions focused on the origin of the species, this one is all about the villainy! Specifically Gru's predecessor — a fierce femme fatale name Scarlet Overkill! [ Video: The Minions Go Streaking For The Super Bowl! ] Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see Sandra [...]

Putting Up Fences Could Wipe Out Australia's Plague Of Cane Toads

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Australia's cane toads are an instructive case of the problems of invasive species, as the creatures were originally introduced to control pests and then became a pest themselves. But now new research indicates that the best control mechanism is surprisingly simple: fences. Read more...

Key & Peele's new 'East/West Bowl' includes real players with real ridiculous names.

3 months agoHumor : Happy Place

Pshhhh... 'Ferguson' isn't all that weird a name. The original 'East/West Bowl' sketch from Comedy Central's Key & Peele is not only one of the funniest things that show ever produced but one of the funniest things our species has every produced. Show More Summary

Dog-human cooperation is based on social skills of wolves

Dogs are 'man's best friend.' The origins of this dog-human relationship were subject of a study by behavioral scientists. They showed that the ancestors of dogs, the wolves, are at least as attentive to members of their species and to humans as dogs are. This social skill did not emerge during domestication, as has been suggested previously, but was already present in wolves.

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