by Piter Kehoma Boll and Rafael Nascimento
- Brain cells made from urine. With no need for Stem cells! Quite cool, right?
- Quest for Kenya’s Desert Warthog, the least understood large animal.
- Ancient fungi found in deep-sea mud. Penicillium, found from your bread to the bottom of the sea.
- Newly Discovered Cave Weta Species Endangered by Coal Mining. And how many still unknown have already been extinct?
- Controversial claim puts life on land 65 million years early. Was the Ediacaran fauna terrestrial?
- King Crabs Poised to Wipe Out Rare Antarctic Ecosystem of Invertebrates. One more environmental tragedy…
- Art of cheese-making is 7,500 years old. And it was mozzarella since the beginning.
- Boys and Girls May Get Different Breast Milk. Amazing, don’t you think?
- Kayan Loris, New Species of Primate with Toxic Bite. One more astonishing discovery!
- Gold “Mining” Termites Found, May Lead Humans to Riches. And you didn’t like them because of what they do to the forniture.
- Spider that Builds its Own Spider Decoys Discovered. Natural selection always amazing.
- 12 Obvious Science Findings of 2012. Kinda funny!
- The Fungus in Your Cheese Is Having Weird Sex. Well, cheese is a weird thing, but delicious anyway!
- I is for Irritator. An irritating palaeontological fate.
- Beyond the Childhood Dinosaur Phase: Why Dinosaurs Should Matter to Everyone. We are what we are because of them.
- Hiding Out With the Cuttlefish. Some talking about this impressive mechanism to change color.
- Don’t pee on it: Zinc emerges as new jellyfish sting treatment. Nothing better than feeling something on yourself to start acting.
- Why do so many tropical ants sting, while those in Boreal latitudes never do? A very intringuing question!
- A Mayfly in December. I wish insects were better known here in Brazil too.
- How People Explain Color Throughout the World. An amazing infographic about color perpection in different languages.
- How Many Species Are on Earth? Another interesting infographic.
- Spotted Eye Hoverfly, by Yousef Al Habshi, always showing amazing macro photos.
- Charonosaurus, by Andrey Atuchin. Great work at texture.
- Borissiakia betpakdalensis, by Roman Yevseyev. I usually dislike photomanipulation, but those made by him are very well done.
- IDougDinosaurs. Doug Hendersons pics for sale! (via Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus).
- Military Macaw, by Kristyn Janelle. Detailed work on feathers.
- Microstructured barbs on the North American porcupine quill enable easy tissue penetration and difficult removal. And it may inspire future biodevices.
- Primitive Wing Feather Arrangement in Archaeopteryx lithographic and Anchiornis huxleyi, an analysis of the wings of ancient birds and how they differ from modern ones.
- The evolution of writing. Could in fact the writing habit become extinct in a civilization which once had it?
- Preference of Leaders with Masculine Voices Holds in the Case of Feminine Leadership Roles. That’s quite interesting! But will drive some feminists insane…
- Insights from Characterizing Extinct Human Gut Microbiomes. Even the insides of our guts have a history!
- The First Freshwater Mosasauroid (Upper Cretaceous, Hungary) and a New Clade of Basal Mosasauroids. Our favorite aquatic lizards now in a freshwater version!
- Pilot Whales Attracted to Killer Whale Sounds: Acoustically-Mediated Interspecific Interactions in Cetaceans. We primates should be ashamed.