This is Bessie. She was shot by armed police in Newcastle recently, and will be remembered this Friday with a memorial vigil planned to let locals express the sadness at her sad, tarmac-based passing. Read more >>
One of the biggest challenges for scientists studying the anatomy and physiology of genitalia is the fact that much of the real functional action happens deep inside females. That’s why I love studies that rise to the challenge of giving us a peek inside.
We all have our own different coping mechanisms when it comes to stress. A nice walk outside. A cold beer. A punching bag. And glowing in the dark. What? Scientists believe that these millipedes evolved to glow in the dark to deal with stress (and to let predators now that they’re packing toxic cyanide). See more >>
The Kansas City Zoo didn’t have the best track record when it came to penning-in its primates. So when building a new orangutan habitat, the zoo brought in some experts to test the sheer rock walls for climb-ability.