Jarrett Byrnes focuses on posts in ecology, environmental sciences, and evolution. He blogs at I’m a chordata, urochordata!
- Ed Yong details the cloak & dagger tactics of parasitoid wasps. Be carful staking your claim to your mate. You just might be consigning your offspring to be eaten.
- We’ve all heard that the floopy ears, wagging tails, and happy demeanors of dogs were all selected for incidentally by domestication. A 30 year Russian study domesticating foxes shows this to be true. Awww…pet fox. Want one!
- Are the birds outside of your window singing strangely? Perhaps they’ve been contaminated with mercury.