biology

What The Fuck

Science Has Gone Too Far: This Is Apparently the ‘Perfect Human Body’

Anthropologist Alice Roberts and a team of SFX model makers designed the “perfect human,” and it’s fucked up.
Samantha Cole
6.15.18
flows

Lava, Land, and Life Forms

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is the latest example of a powerful natural force for creating new life.
Melissa Cronin
5.9.18
Bug sex

Male Fruit Flies Love to Cum, and Turn to Alcohol If They Can't

A new study creates a red light district for flies.
Becky Ferreira
4.19.18
creeps

Check Out These Weird-Ass Ancient Proto-Spiders Trapped in Amber

Spiders with tails, ew.
Michael Byrne
2.8.18
HOTY2017

This Biologist Wants to Grow Vegetables on Mars

His work could help astronauts grow tomatoes on the Red Planet one day.
Lisa Cumming
12.18.17
HOTY2017

The ‘Camera Trap Queen’ Who Shares Remote Wildlife With the World

Asia Murphy explores, studies, and photographs some of the wildest regions on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.17
life forms

A New Collection of Nature Illustrations Is a Window Into 19th Century Science

Gaze upon the dazzling prints of Ernst Haeckel, Darwin's artistic popularizer
Becky Ferreira
10.20.17
famous bugs

Why So Many New Species Are Named After Celebrities

Scientists just named some newly discovered spiders after Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama.
Jacob Dubé
9.26.17
drone rehab for birds

Therapy Drones Are Helping Injured Falcons Fly Again

How a falconer and a drone got an injured gyrfalcon back in the skies.
Sarah Hewitt
8.31.17
investigations

Where in the World Is Vlad Putin? A Biogeographical Investigation

I attempted to track Putin based on the fish, tree, and fungus species in his vacation photos.
David Steen
8.21.17
Nature Is Lit

Researchers Are Using Vibrators to Give Turtles Boners

“It did appear that we got a better response when the vibrator had fresh batteries and was on its fastest setting.”
David Steen
7.25.17
life finds a way

Tyrannosaurus Rex Would Break Its Own Legs if It Chased Jeff Goldblum IRL

Two independent studies show that the king of the dinosaurs was much slower than we thought.
Becky Ferreira
7.18.17