Geoffry Govertsen

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'Living Fossil' Fish Has Lungs

Gasp!<p>When a fisherman pulled a coelacanth out of the sea in 1938, researchers were stunned. The heavily scaled fish with lobes was a remnant of a bygone era, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Scientists had fossils of coelacanths that were hundreds of millions of years old, and until that day were …

Scientists discovered a bunch of incredible creatures in the deep ocean

These areas are protected waters, part of national marine sanctuaries and monuments.<p>The team of scientists is sending rovers up to 3 miles under the sea to explore sea life, some of which has never seen before.<p>There's still a lot we don't know about the deep oceans, but hopefully the Okeanos …

Zoology

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Five animals that look after their babies in ingenious ways

Bringing up kids can be a tough business – but in the wild it’s often a matter of life and death...<p>Friday, 24th July 2015 at 3:42 pm<p>It’s no easy …

This carnivorous pitcher plant uses sonar to lure bats to come poop in it

Given how difficult it can be to communicate within our own species, it’s not surprising that we are just learning of the amazing conversations that …

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

Emotional Intelligence

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California's …

Genetic Engineering

Mysterious Balls of Goo Are Rolling Onto American Beaches

These thumbnail-size animals may look like jellyfish stripped of their tentacles, but they're actually a lot weirder than that.<p>Stranded jellyfish are common sights along beaches around the world. Some places can see up to a billion animals coating the sand. But beachgoers along the U.S. East Coast …

Nature

The march of the king crabs: a warning from Antarctica

<i>Changing wildlife: this article is part of a series looking at how key species such as bees, insects and fish respond to environmental change, and</i> …

Antarctica

Library of Birmingham – review

Birmingham's striking new £189m library lacks a lone architect's vision that can make a good building great<p>There is a way of building now that is all about packages and wrapping, which, though it sounds nice – sort of Christmassy – does not always result in the most beautiful gifts to the fabric of …