Environmental pressures and conditions can deeply impact organisms’ evolutionary trajectory. Researchers are learning just how these impacts have driven chimp behavior and culture.
What classifies a mammal? Let’s take a deep dive into this final installment of the New Beginnings series and discover what primary traits distinguish mammals from all others in Kingdom Animalia.
Microdosing cannabis is a practice that can bring you the benefits of cannabis without the controversial psychoactive effects. If you’re looking to relax while you study, microdosing just might be the way to go. Here’s what you should know.
Black mammalogists are preparing for their turn in the series of Twitter takeover events for the nationwide Black Lives Matter movement. This time, the STEM-focused activism highlights Black excellence in the field of mammalogy.
The ocelot is quite a mysterious feline, especially within its old stomping grounds of the United States. Jason Lombardi and his team set out to uncover the mysteries of this elusive creature, and were surprised to learn stunning truths of its habitat space use in South Texas.
The platypus is one of the world’s most beloved, yet least understood animals. Retribution from the church first held back scientific knowledge on the species. Now, scientists are getting to know this peculiar species, and answering the question, “What is a platypus?”
Ever wondered about the science behind your favorite video games? Well, wonder no more! In this installment of SciComm Video Games, we take our second-to-last look at Horizon Zero Dawn, going on a sort of virtual safari with Aloy as we take a close look at the Scorcher, Trampler, and Fireclaw!
COVID-19 continues to spread like wildfire in the United States. What can you do to protect yourself as a marijuana smoker? Switching to edibles just may be your only option at this time.
People often wonder why there are no bears in Europe. Well, once, this continent did have an incredible species that outweighed even the biggest grizzlies…. What ever happened to the European cave bear?
What is ecology? This branch of the biological sciences certainly entails quite a bit! Here we continue our journey into the ecological sciences by exploring the basic concepts and mechanisms behind this incredible demonstration of biotic and abiotic environmental factors.
The Animal Kingdom is absolutely incredible. Full of taxa that are distinguished by characteristics that would otherwise be unimaginable had evolution not brought them into existence. In Part 3 of the New Beginnings series, we’ll take a look at all the different evolutionary groups bunched under Phylum Chordata, our last stop before Class Mammalia.
Hot or not? In this short overview of what it means to be a “sexy son,” we explore the power of cryptic female choice in evolution, and non-sexy males’ contribution to evolution and ecology.