- The first complete evolutionary tree for all known modern bird species is beautiful (or here for the original Nature paper, behind a paywall)
- Art from protein chains
- I never thought I’d say this, but this is a pretty cute ant
- The evolution of blood-feeding in assassin bugs
- 13 horrifying ways to die (if you’re an arthropod). Hurray for #3!
- A great profile of Sir David Attenborough
- … and the 10 species he would save, if he had an ark
- The finalists in Nikon’s 2012 microphotography competition are all awe-inspiring. In the top 20 I’m particularly fond of #2, #4, and #5 but it’s worth going through the whole gallery