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 […]Read More Science Word of the Week: Crypt
*To gain a greater appreciation for the post, be sure to read the previous “Evolutionary Mash-ups” posts about giraffe necks and dragonfly wings. I take the best adaptations natural selections has to offer and combine them into one animal. At the end of the month, check out my post where I combine all four “Evolutionary […]Read More Evolutionary Mash-ups: Veiled Chameleon Tongue
My wife’s breakfast of choice includes cold cereal and a banana. But unlike most mornings, my wife put on her “green tinted glasses” this particular morning and began to question her routine breakfast spread. Instead of seeing her average, mundane breakfast, she saw questions that needed answering. Why are bananas so readily available to […]Read More The Banana is a Clone?!