The desert pupfish, a fish on the verge of extinction due to the simple misfortune of living in Death Valley, has managed to survive by learning to hold its breath for up to five hours at a time.
We’ve noticed the Flash/Arrow universe contains a remarkable number of characters portrayed by professionally trained singers.
The Black Book of Carmarthen, named for the color of its binding and believed location of origin (the Augustinian Priory of Saints John the Evangelist and Teulydog in Carmarthem), is the oldest surviving manuscript written in the Welsh language. »
The Ten Commandments. Ben Hur. Easter Parade. Critters 2: The Main Course? Take a journey to the stranger side of the Easter genre with these holiday-appropriate, science fiction film recommendations. »
Now you too can be Bruce Willis in Armageddon (Harry Stamper…the character's name was Harry Stamper…) without the worry of dying in space. NASA, in cooperation with Planetary Resources, has created a new app allowing the nearsighted or maybe even the asthmatic to protect the Earth from threatening asteroids. »
Since today is informally ParaSaturday (parasite-Saturday) on io9, photographer Marcus DeSieno , best known for his Victorian-style portraits of various parasite species posing like figures of the old West, was generous enough to submit to us his latest: Two Worms Having Sex. Namely, Schistosoma mansoni — blood flukes. »
We all know they can crawl like a dog without scraping their knees, but researchers have now learned mudskippers are able to attack prey on land by manipulating mouthfuls of water – then sucking that water back into their mouths like a vacuum. »
A new species of millipede known only to exist in the small city of Launceston, Tasmania has been discovered – and it's been named after the jackal-headed Egyptian God, Anubis. The species, Tasmaniosoma Anubis is named for its branching genitalia, which resemble the snout and ears of Anubis. »
An asymmetrical, or, "parasitic" twin completely dependent upon its host sibling for life, serves as a fascinating reminder of the fragility of embryonic development. When used as a narrative device, the parasitic twin becomes a potent metaphor for codependency and the potential agony of familial relationships. When… »
Today, March 21st marks the U.N.'s International Day of Forests. This annual event hopes to raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees, which provide shelter, jobs and security for people around the world, and held slow the ravages of climate change. Forest protection has long been a favorite for… »
In 1984, UCLA students Thomas Farr and Jeff Klein pooled $10,000 of their own money to create the world's first Aquaman fan film: the DC-sanctioned Aquaman: Cast of the Angler. »
Gammarus duebeni celticus, a species of shrimp native to Northern Ireland, has been found to display severe, cannibalistic tendencies when infected with the parasite Pleistophora mulleri. »