Lonesome George and the Barcode of Life

Posthumously, Lonesome George has become a very famous tortoise. Believed to be the last of his subspecies, and often billed as the rarest creature on Earth, he has served as something of a poster boy for endangered species all over the world. We still know relatively little about the effects that the environment has on […]

Science Behind the Photo #13

Given that many Christians will be celebrating Easter this weekend, I thought it would be interesting to use an image of a passion flower I took a couple of years ago in France for this week’s science behind the photo. To be honest, I just stumbled across this fascinating story of how the flower got […]