After looking at this tree, capable of producing 40 different varieties of fruit, the why (cobbler) was pretty clear. But just what makes it possible for all those different fruits to grow on a single tree?
The whitefish of Europe's Alpine lakes were once a single species, but after the Ice Age they split into separate species, adapting their look and lifestyle to their particular watery home. But this amazing biodiversity would have to be sacrificed.
Actually, Mesodinium chamaeleon is both. This single-celled organism definitely eats other creatures, which makes it an animal. But it also absorbs algae cells that can then give it extra energy through photosynthesis. So what on earth is this strange creature?
Every polar bear alive today shares a common maternal ancestor, and it isn't even a bear from the same species. Their mitochondrial DNA reveals a 100,000 year story of interbreeding and hybridization...and the story is far from over.
When a pair of freshwater fish species reproduce together, they create hybrids who are able to reproduce asexually. This ability should offer the hybrids an unstoppable evolutionary advantage...so why aren't we bowing down before our asexual fish hybrid masters?
In 2009, swine flu created a minor pandemic, only killing about 15,000 people but infecting millions more. The avian flu H9N2 is ravaging bird populations throughout Asia. They're bad enough on their own...but what if they joined forces?
Is there room for a eco-friendly Christine remake? It looks like car horror is back, judging from the Cannes teaser poster for the thriller Hybrid, which leaked out today. There isn't much out there on this movie other than this brief description, "A female mechanic spends one night of terror trapped with a Hybrid car…
In a war-torn, forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union a battered laboratory stands, housing the remnants of twisted experiments. Some of the surviving tenants — part of an attempt by the insane veterinary doctor Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov to breed a slave race of ape/human hybrids — have escaped into the surrounding…
If you're excited about Cloverfield and you enjoy boating, then maybe you'll like the forthcoming Hybrid. The scifi/horror film follows vacationing students on a sailing trip, who come across an abandoned trawler. But a mutant creature, created by pollution, is living on the trawler and "fishing" for humans in the…