Preeti Desai of the National Audubon Society came across a dead creature on the beach in Texas City, Texas. She took photos and tweeted: “Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?? Found on a beach in Texas City, TX. #wildlifeid.”
The consensus is that the fang-toothed, snake-like, eel-like creature is a fangtooth snake-eel.
Ants are cultural signifiers of busy industriousness, but a new paper in Plos One reveals that, across species, about 40% of “worker” ants spend most of their days doing nothing.
The researchers hypothesize that the “lazy” ants form both a reservoir of genetic material and a reserve workforce that serves as aRead More
Emily Mueller and her husband have a business relocating bees from areas where they might be exterminated. So when she hired Kendrah Damis to snap some photos of her third trimester, Emily wanted to include 20,0000 of their closest friends in the pics.
Wonder if the bee beard guy is the dad?
[embedded content] Hiroyuki Arakawa is a scuba diver in Japan. Yoriko is a fish. They have been friends for 30 years, seeing each other almost every day.
From Twisted Sifter:
One day, Arakawa found her looking exhausted and carrying an injury. So he did what any friend would do: he took care ofRead More
Sara Barnes at My Modern Met profiles photographer Wiebke Haas, whose stunning art photographs of horses have won her global acclaim.
One of Haas’ favorite subjects is a horse named Mozart, pictured above). Barnes asked, “When did you realize that horses can be so funny? What was the inspiration for youRead More
Interesting article in SciAm about the difficulty in treating head lice infestations. “Overexposure to insecticides has bred resistance in the parasites, making it harder than ever to treat infestation.” The situation is different in Europe, where they’ve stopped using insecticides to kill lice and nits and use synthetic oils:
Further confounding matters, the co-payRead More