Last of the BIG cats.

6 July 2009 grant b 0

The BBC reports that the largest species of cat, the Amur tiger, has an effective population of less than 50 animals: They sampled nuclear DNA […]

Chimp tricks.

16 April 2009 grant b 0

LiveScience sullies our image of chimpanzees as noble, natural creatures with evidence that these apes practice prostitution: The primates’ food-for-sex barter occurs indirectly, over the […]

Stingray, I can… whoah.

2 March 2009 grant b 0

The British press has been all over this, but a fisherman (and biologist) landed a record-sized stingray in Thailand: Guardian: A British angler – with […]

SONG: Iguana Rosada

6 February 2009 grant b 0

SONG: “Iguana Rosada” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Rare, Storied Pink Iguana Discovered”, Popular Science, 5 Jan 2009, as […]

The Rat-Planned City.

20 January 2009 grant b 0

Tel Aviv researchers are revolutionizing urban design, PhysOrg.com reports, by designing cities for rats. Normally thought of as vermin, the critters can navigate the street […]

SONG: Isopods In My Aquarium.

23 December 2008 grant b 2

SONG: “Isopods In My Aquarium” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Antarctica Has More Species than Galapagos”, LiveScience, 2 Dec […]

Island of 10,000 Creatures.

4 December 2008 grant b 0

National Geographic has some great images of tiny crabs, shrimp and other colorful creatures among the 10,000 species just catalogued on Espiritu Santo, Republic of […]