It’s honey bee day guys! Honey bees are perhaps the most familiar of bees: they’re important pollinators for many agricultural crops, and they make HONEY! Yummm, honey.
We love flowers! Then again, who doesn’t?
We thought we’d try something new with this graphic. Instead of discussing a whole research paper, we focus just on the title! This graphic dismantles, examines, and rebuilds the title of a recently published paper. Continue reading “Title translation: Bird personality”
Time to discuss something that links all us animals together: FOOD! Continue reading “The Dolphin Diet!”
Meiotic drive is something thing that happens in the gametes of all walks of life, from itty bitty fungi to plants and animals. Continue reading “wtf: a meiotic drive tragedy in 3 acts”
Until recently, North America had two native species of flying squirrel, the Northern flying squirrel and the Southern flying squirrel (such creative naming!). These two species are in the same genus, Glaucomys, and are closely related: so close, in fact, that in the northeast where their ranges overlap, they sometimes interbreed! But far, far away in the forests of the Pacific northwest dwells a mysterious population of Northern flying squirrels…and a group of scientists was determined to find out why. Continue reading “A tale of two squirrels”
Our good friend Charles Darwin, the most famous idea-guy in evolution, was frustrated by peacocks. Continue reading “Sexual selection in gum-leaf skeletonizers”
Think belugas are super cute? Interested in some armchair research? Continue reading “Beluga Bits citizen science”
Welcome to the first post in our sex determination series! This deals with perhaps the most well-known part of sex determination, sex chromosomes. Humans deal in X’s and Y’s, but have you ever heard of Z and W? Continue reading “Sex determination I: Chromosomal”
Ladies and Germs (and whoever else is reading),
We made a coloring book. And not just any coloring book. Continue reading “[Lab] Microscopic coloring book”
Octopuses and other celoid cephalopods do something strange with their RNA. Well, strange for us – not so strange for them.
Continue reading “RNA Editing in octopuses and other cephalopods”