Formation of coal may have slowed down 300 million years ago because white fungus evolved the ability to decompose trees.
I usually don’t include pictures in link posts but look at this. It’s Pyura chilensis. Apparently it’s very tasty but I have no idea who first would have cracked open something that looked like a rock, saw it was bleeding and then decided to eat it.
So there’s a fly that only grows to 0.4mm in size, Euryplatea nanaknihali. It explodes ants’ heads. You’re welcome.
Evolution sucks (especially for terror birds).
Beautiful photos of Malaysian beetles. The spotless ladybird looks sort of naked to me
One of our (possible) ancestors ate bark. I love that we can tell what was consumed 2 million years ago from dental plaque.
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora: “Some insects die because a little worm vomits glowing bacteria inside their bodies.”
Forcing old bees to do the work of young bees leads to actual chemical changes in their brains.