Carnivora: The Incredible Cousins of Cats and Dogs, Part 3

If the dog-like families of the Carnivora family tree amazed you in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, wait ’til we compare them with … read more

The Edge of Chaos: Using Systems Theory to Rock The World

These days, it may feel like we’re living on the edge of chaos. That’s not exactly breaking news. But what may surprise you is, we’re … read more

Top 10 Evolution Breakthroughs of Life (Part II)

We left off in “The Top 10 Evolution Breakthroughs of Life (Part I)” with two of the biggest evolutionary breakthroughs of all- multi-cellularity and sexual reproduction. … read more

Top 10 Evolution Breakthroughs of Life (Part I)

Life: this mysterious organization of responsive, reproducing systems growing more complex over time. We’re talking about wildly complex organizations- organisms! Yet, here we are, life on Earth … read more

8 Octopus facts that’ll blow your mind!

Of all creatures on Earth, octopuses seem closest to alien beings. It’s not that they look weird, it’s that they ARE weird, and incredibly clever, … read more

Coastal wetlands prime property for long-term carbon storage

The Earth’s beautiful, ecologically-rich coastal wetlands are enormous long-term carbon sinks, a new study reports. By the same token, the estimated 284 million acres of wetlands worldwide, … read more

Saving seeds, saving genetic diversity

Imagine a pitchman telling you, “Our product offers reduced data, far fewer options, a higher chance of complete failure and, should it fail, a potential for a devastating … read more