Evolutionary Mash-up: Seahorse

Welcome back to Evolutionary Mash-up! Last week we learned about the fairy shrimp and its ability to produce eggs that can dry up and survive in harsh living conditions until suitable living conditions occur again. This week we take a look at the seahorse and discuss why it contains traits that would be helpful to […]

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Science Snapshot: Desert Plants

The subtle beauty of desert plants is often masked by their rugged features. Sharp spikes, furry leaves, and woody branches are not going to win any plant beauty pageants any time soon. But these features are amazing adaptations to have if you live in the harsh desert 24/7. Desert plants use fur and spikes as […]

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Evolutionary Mash-up: Fairy Shrimp

It is finally October and you know what that means–watching scary movies about zombies or possessed dolls threatening to take over the world in post-apocalyptic fashion. After some people watch these horror films, they may start to wonder “how would I survive if a zombie/possessed doll apocalypse really did happen?” No need to fear, science […]

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Science Word of the Week: Crypt

In the popular world, a crypt is often seen as a burial place with creepy, mysterious, or even spooky overtones. But in the world of life sciences, the crypt is not where zombie uprisings occur, but rather where new life rises from the pit of the intestinal gland. The crypt is a pit found within […]

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