This flower, over many generations, has warped the poor buff-tail sicklebilled hummingbird’s beak into that bizarre curve.
Category Archive: Organisms
Jul 21 2014
Jul 18 2014
I’m suddenly seeing more to admire in the beautiful octopus.
Jul 16 2014
Jul 14 2014
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 …
Jul 11 2014
Jun 30 2014
Jun 27 2014
It’s been cephalopod week, and on Science Friday, they featured our old friend, the vampire squid.
Jun 24 2014
I think that’s the only reasonable response. We’ve been conditioned to think that animals are all furry and big-eyed and most importantly, cute, and every animal that isn’t must be reclassified as vermin. We’re going to need a radical readjustment of the public; every time you send someone a LOLcat, a thousand annelids and a …