Category archives for Organisms

Next week, I think I will!

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Cartilage!

I like this hypothesis

But we have to be clear that it is only a hypothesis at this point. I was reading about domestication syndrome (DS) — selecting animals for domestication has a whole collection of secondary traits that come along for the ride, in addition to tameness. We are selecting for animals that tolerate the presence of humans,…

But still curvy.

This flower, over many generations, has warped the poor buff-tail sicklebilled hummingbird’s beak into that bizarre curve.

I’m suddenly seeing more to admire in the beautiful octopus.

Botanical Wednesday: Kiss, kiss

There’s a new vampire series on FX by Guillermo Del Toro, The Strain. I haven’t seen it — I don’t get that channel — but I’ve read the book, which I found interesting for making vampires utterly disgusting, and also for stealing biological analogues for the infection (alas, I thought the story started very well…

Cephalopods are the cutest creatures on the planet. How can you deny it?