Scientists had long thought that hind legs only evolved after animals crawled up on land. But a new fossil discovery has turned that idea on its head. We're getting closer to fully understanding the evolutionary steps that led animals out of the sea and onto four legs.
Of the many unlikeable and inaccurate stereotypes maintained about animals in popular consciousness, among the most frustrating is what I term "old man turtle". This is the idea that turtles (by which I mean, all members of Testudines) are like decrepit, weak, bony little old men housed inside a box. It's not fair,…
You're looking at images of the world's two smallest frog species — Paedophryne dekot (the top two) and P. verrucosa (bottom two) — recently discovered by researchers in southeastern New Guinea.