This bird may be doomed. It’s genome has been sequenced, and there is very little genetic diversity in the remaining populations.
You may have seen the hype. GAME-CHANGING CURE FOR ALZHEIMER: THE NEW DRUG, NEW BREAKTHROUGH. Next Best Thing To Alzheimer’s Cure: Solanezumab May Delay Onset Of Dementia By 30%. Have scientists found a drug to stop Alzheimer’s disease? I’m going to have to pop your balloon. Someone knowledgeable actually looked at the study.
I’ve only just noticed that I have a fondness for food metaphors when talking about development — gastrulation is a peculiar way to make a jelly sandwich, neurulation is like rolling up a burrito, and somite formation is a meatball sub. They sort of illustrate the arrangement of the tissues involved, but of course they…
Divers discovered this gigantic transparent blob floating in the sea off the Turkish coast. What could it be?
SCREEEE SCREEEE SCREEEEEEEEEEE.
At least, not the pink ones.
Uh, maybe not. What if it gives you a tiny little nibble? Now, 10 minutes later, you notice something strange. Your lips are going numb. So is your face. You want to yell for help but can’t: It’s getting harder to speak. And your stomach feels—oh, gross! Right in front of everyone. Somebody calls an…
I’m going to stay away from Mary for a while. It was a busy weekend for both of us, we’re both really tired, and then she sends me this as an appropriate organism. I’m trying to read the message in sending a picture of a botfly to your spouse. Don’t panic, here’s the cure: bacon.