It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday! Even very early on in their swim through evolutionary time, trilobites were an amazingly diverse class. In fact, soon after their emergence in the Cambrian seas, the number of trilobite species numbered in the thousands. One of the more unusual members of this early trilobite radiation was Bolbolenellus, found in the 520-million-year-old rocks of Nevada–and notable for the bulbous shape of its nose-like glabella, which has been somewhat compressed in this attractive 3-cm specimen.
Happy birthday to Maria Reiche, known as the Lady of the Lines—the Nasca lines, that is. Born on this day in 1903, Reiche was a German mathematician who moved to Peru and dedicated much of her life to..
Ever wonder what the difference is between horns and antlers? We’re here to help set the record straight. Horns do not branch and are made from a kind of keratin, a hard protein, that grows continuous..
Monday have you feeling like this juvenile Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata)? This primate is native to the forests of Japan and is also known as a “snow monkey” because some populations live in areas..
Wishing everyone a very artistic Mother's Day!