Ocean sunfish are huge, weird, surprisingly graceful—and still mostly a mystery to scientists.
Ed Yong"“When you start with the normal body plan of a pufferfish” and plunk it in the open ocean, Phillips says, “this is kind of as good as you’re going to get.”" - Love love love @rachgutman's ode to the ridiculous ocean sunfish.
A scientist faced down the ultimate cold case: How did two groups of fish separately evolve genes for making antifreeze?
Ed YongFish at opposite ends of the world independently evolved antifreeze genes.
In 1997, Christina Cheng worked out how the Antarctic ones did it.
Two decades later, she has finally solved the origin of the Arctic gene--and it's *complicated*!
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UNEA-4 EVENT: Launch of the GEO Vital Arctic GraphicsDate: Wednesday 13 March 2019 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Venue: Press Conference room As one of the products under the Sixth Global Environment Outlook, the report “Global Linkages – a graphic look at...
A plant virus splits its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce, even if they infect different cells.
Ed YongNecrotic Stunt Virus should be the name of my
Ed Yong“This is truly a revolutionary result in virology." A plant virus called FBNSV splits its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce **even if they infect different cells.** It's a distributed virus!!
Ed YongThis really is one of the most mind-blowing things I've written about in recent memory.