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Bone of the Week

Each week at the end of our lab group meeting, we hear a short 15 minute presentation on cool skeletal and evolutionary features of different organisms, interesting skeletal diseases, or other topics broadly related to people's general curiosity about biology and the history of life on earth.

Topics are chosen, researched, and presented by all lab members on a rotating basis. A sampling of recent topics is shown below.

Last update: 9/27/2021

Topic  Presenter  Date  Links
Pterosaurs Alex 8/27/2021 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3F v%3DALziqtuLxBQ&ved=2ahUKEwib34aA2oHzAhXYFjQIHTxo DFIQtwJ6BAgTEAI&usg=AOvVaw1d3sy5MCc7dfLiB-LIBFdN
Greying in horses Ali Wilkening 8/20/2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18641652/
Genetics of human body odor David Lee 8/13/2021 https://bmcgenomdata.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2156-10-42
When glaciers melt Amy Herbert 8/6/2021
Leg to fin transition in swimming crabs Julia Wucherpeffing 7/25/2021 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5786103/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31904811/
Modeling human behavior with social data TzuChiao Hung 7/2/2021
Alaska recap Alyssa (Benjamin) Yoxsimer 6/25/2021
Deceptive flowers Rachel Grant 6/18/2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20409296/
Genetic mechanisms for hiding and emerging David Kingsley 6/11/2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29585648/
Origins of bottle gourds and melons Heidi Chen 6/4/2021 https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/02/06/1318678111, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-019-0522-8
Urban evolution Alyssa (Benjamin) Yoxsimer 5/28/2021 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2018.0229, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23027-w
Aussie coat color genetics Veronica Behrens 5/21/2021 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6091007/
Fearful sweat and the evolutionary function of emotions TzuChiao Hung 5/14/2021 https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/10/3/84
Is there an immortal jellyfish? Julia Wucherpfennig 5/7/2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29227703/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31619459/
Stegasaurus thagomizers, Peregrine falcon tubercles, and other topics that got away Ian Heller 4/30/2021
Sympatric speciation through songs and colors in Seedeaters Rachel Grant 4/23/2021 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6536/eabc0256?intcmp=trendmd-sci
Multi-allellic polymorphisms David Kingsley 4/16/2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/380240a0
My favorite Bone-of-the-Weeks (a 22-year review)! Kate Guenther 4/9/2021 https://www.boredpanda.com/cartoon-character-skeletons-michael-paulus/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
Perennialization of grain plants Heidi Chen 4/2/2021 https://landinstitute.org/scientific-pub/mn%E2%80%90clearwater-the-first-food%E2%80%90grade-intermediate-wheatgrass-kernza-perennial-grain-cultivar/
Planktivorous sharks Amy Herbert 3/26/2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33737486/
The Great American Interchange Garrett Kingman 3/19/2021
Runx2 repeats and evolution of vertebrate morphology Alyssa Benjamin 3/12/2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01501-3
Slime mold intelligence? Veronica Behrens 2/26/2021 https://www.nature.com/news/how-brainless-slime-molds-redefine-intelligence-1.11811
Blood squirting lizards TzuChiao Hung 2/19/2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xodVcgJ8bc0
Hox genes, goats, sheep, and horns Julia Wucherpfennig 2/12/2021 https://academic.oup.com/mbe/advance-article/doi/10.1093/molbev/msab021/6126410
Modern substitutes for bovine leather Ian Heller 2/5/2021
Vocal dialects in naked mole rats Rachel Grant 1/29/2021 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33510025/
Adaptive value of white coats in bears David Kingsley 1/22/2021 https://web.uvic.ca/~reimlab/kermode.pdf
Ancient origins of folktales Kate Guenther 1/15/2021 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.150645
Superadobe structures Heidi Chen 1/8/2021 https://www.calearth.org/intro-superadobe
Covid19 and smell disorders Amy Herbert 12/18/2020
Ultra-black colors and deep sea crypsis Garrett Kingman 12/11/2020 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32679102/
Tuna hybrids and germ cell fish farming Julia Wucherpfennig 12/4/2020 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12562-019-01299-y
Evolution of moral judgements and emotions TzuChiao Hung 11/13/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/nrn1768
Evolution and genetics of human twinning Alyssa Benjamin 11/6/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1173-y?proof=t, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4863559/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6058743/
Barrett's esophagus and circulating BMP5 Ian Heller 10/30/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-70760-1
Touch-and-Taste (in octopi and space) David Kingsley 10/23/2020 https://www.asteroidmission.org/?attachment_id=26458#main, https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)31149-1?utm_source=EA
Dense information in developmental enhancers Rachel Grant 10/6/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2816-5
Polydactyly, Ancon sheep, and Huxley's evidence for saltation David Kingsley 10/9/2020 http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?pageseq=29&itemID=A32&viewtype=side
Bmp5 in stem cells and prostate cancer Kate Guenther 10/2/2020 https://elifesciences.org/articles/54542
Pheromones in fish and mammals Amy Herbert 9/25/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/nn.4314?WT.feed_name=subjects_pheromone
Bamboo and evolution of woodiness Heidi Chen 9/18/2020
Flesh and bone Garrett Kingman 9/11/2020
More weird hybrids: angels in disguise plus paddlefish, sturgeons, and sturddlefish Julia Wucherpfennig 9/4/2020 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2020.1459
Anglerfish updates: glowing ray halos plus the Immunogenetics of sexual parasitism Veronica Behrens 8/28/2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/science/anglerfish-bioluminescence-deep-sea.html, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6511/1608
The grotesque manga animal competition TzuChiao Hung 8/21/2020
The 1918 Flu pandemic Alyssa Benjamin 8/14/2020
The Petrosal Bone Ian Heller 8/7/2020 https://elifesciences.org/articles/57860
Marvels of carnivorous plants Rachel Grant 7/31/2020 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2014.2675, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02382.x
Nonsense and genetic compensation David Kingsley 7/24/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1064-z
Osteocalcin and bone as an endocrine organ Kate Guenther 7/17/2020 https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1008586, https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1008938
Timing changes and evolutionary co-option Amy Herbert 7/10/2020
Sexy fins in swordtails Heidi Chen 6/25/2020
Bipedal crocodiles Garrett Kingman 6/19/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-66008-7
Larvacean mucus houses Julia Wucherpfennig 6/12/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2345-2
Hummingbird hovering Veronica Behrens 6/5/2020
Taiwan history and prenatal memories TzuChiao Hung 5/29/2020
Murder Hornets Alyssa Benjamin 5/22/2020 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0032902
Do jellyfish sleep? Ian Heller 5/15/2020 https://www.cell.com/current-biology/comments/S0960-9822(17)31023-0
Trait reversals in turtle ants Rachel Grant 5/8/2020 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32152103/
Masks, nose shape, and human evolution David Kingsley 5/1/2020 https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006616, https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11616
Group decision making in social species Kate Guenther 4/17/2020
Co-option and the evolution of beetle horns and tree hopper helmets Amy Herbert 4/10/2020 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6468/946, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-019-1054-4
Domestication of maize from teosinte Heidi Chen 4/3/2020 https://academic.oup.com/jhered/article-abstract/30/6/245/790455?redirectedFrom=fulltext, https://www.nature.com/articles/386485a0, https://www.pnas.org/content/116/12/5643.abstract, https://www.nature.com/articles/18435, https://www.nature.com/articles/nature03863
Evolution of dog breeds Garrett Kingman 3/27/2020
Weird cetacean hybrids: narlugas and belwahls Julia Wucherpfennig 3/20/2020
Visual aphantasia: when the "mind's eye" is blind Veronica Behrens 3/13/2020 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945 217303209
Poppy colors TzuChiao Hung 2/28/2020 https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2019/08/14/father-son-duo-find-genetic-mishap-behind-rare-white-california-poppies/
Snakebites and venom organoids Alyssa Benjamin 2/21/2020 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/tiny-organs-grown-snake-glands-produce-real-venom
Hair scared white Ian Heller 2/14/2020 https://neurosciencenews.com/stress-gray-hair-15543/
COVID-19 Rachel Grant 2/7/2020
Selection for expressive eyes (and muscles) in dogs David Kingsley 1/31/2020 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S10905138
, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114319, https://www.pnas.org/content/116/29/14677
Canker sores Janet Song 1/24/2020 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08923-6
Synchronized shell switching in hermit crabs Sarah Stern 1/17/2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dnocPQXDQ
From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus Kate Guenther 12/20/2019 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas/
Coordinated multicellular motility in choanoflagellates Amy Herbert 12/13/2019 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6463/326
Honey bee mites, virus and fungi Heidi Chen 12/6/2019
How many plankton species? Julia Wucherpfennig 11/15/2019 https://oceans.taraexpeditions.org/en/m/environment/mankind-the-ocean-pollution/taras-journal-plankton-lifting-the-lid-on-a-mysterious-world/
Cordyceps fungus and behavioral control of insects Veronica Behrens 11/8/2019
Strepsiptera insects of Taiwan TzuChiao Hung 11/1/2019
Evolved pain insensitivity in mole rats Alyssa Benjamin 10/24/2019 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6443/852
Vanilla from orchids Ian Heller 10/18/19
Visual imprinting and speciation in poison frogs Rachel Grant 10/11/2019 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1599-z
Gain and loss of cranial appendages in ruminants David Kingsley 10/4/2019 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6446/eaav6335
Genetic determinants of herpes simplex virus neurosensitivity Janet Song 9/20/2019
Puzzle solving and social learning in bees Kate Guenther 9/13/2019 https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002564
Schwann cells and pain reception Amy Herbert 9/6/2019 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445947/
Genetic control of root system architecture in plants Heidi Chen 8/23/2019 https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(19)30684-1.pdf
Patterning of radials and rays in fish fins Julia Wucherpfennig 7/19/2019 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5161576/
Why there be giants at the poles Veronica Behrens 7/12/2019 https://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/12/1995
Group based pain perception and empathy TzuChiao Hung 7/5/2019 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22807311
Electrical triggers of ballooning in spiders Alyssa Benjamin 6/27/2019 https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(18)30693-6.pdf
Evolution of metabolic rates and regenerative capabilities Ian Heller 6/21/2019 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/364/6436/184.
Pica, geophagia, and unusual cravings Rachel Grant 6/14/2019
Ivory vertebrae and Paget’s disease David Kingsley 6/7/2019 https://www.metabolismjournal.com/article/S0026-0495(17)30182-8/fulltext#s0055
Increasing incidence of the fabella bone in humans Kate Guenther 5/31/2019 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.12994
From maternal infection to brain changes in mice Janet Song 5/24/2019 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/aa8294/meta
Sensory effects of Szechuan peppercorns Garrett Kingman 5/17/2019
Sequestering carbon with plant suberin Heidi Chen 5/12/2019 https://www.ted.com/talks/joanne_chory_how_supercharged_
Penguin evolution, past and present Julia Wucherpfennig 5/05/2019
Antarctic ice fish: adaptations and genomes Veronica Behrens 4/19/2019
Cephalopod brains and locomotion Amy Herbert 4/12/2019
Taiwan river mystery TzuChiao Hung 3/29/2019
Nomeus gronovii, the man-of-war fish Ian Heller 3/22/19
Face recognition and facial blindness Rachel Grant 3/15/2019
Changing local mutation rates by gene orientation in bacteria David Kingsley 3/8/2019 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07110-3
Rock ’n' roll ain’t noise pollution? Kate Guenther 2/22/2019 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.4273
Are amyloid plaques anti-microbial? Janet Song 2/1/2019 http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau3333
Disaster taxa and the rebuilding of ecosystems after mass extinctions Garrett Kingman 1/25/2019 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/
Armored grasping in syngnathid fishes Heidi Chen 1/18/2019 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/aa8294/meta
Pizzly and grolar hybrids of bears Julia Wucherpfennig 1/11/2019 https://www.science101.com/polar-bears-and-grizzlies-have-created-the-pizzly-bear/
Molokai and leprosy Amy Herbert 12/21/2018
Antibiotics and platypii Veronica Behrens 12/14/2018
History of humans in Taiwan TzuChiao Hung 12/7/2018
Cellulite Ian Heller 11/30/2018
Displaced references in animal communication Rachel Grant 11/16/2018
A major gene for salmon migration David Kingsley 11/2/2018 http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/8/e1603198.full
Psychiatric disease and the immune system Janet Song 10/26/2018
How do animals keep it cool? Kate Guenther 10/19/2018
Mass extinctions Garrett Kingman 10/12/2018
Brine shrimp Heidi Chen 10/5/2018
Stripes from somites in birds Julia Wucherpfennig 9/29/2018 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6408/eaar4777?rss=1/share
Octopuses on ecstasy Amy Herbert 9/22/2018 https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/04/15/301192
Non-universal codes in yeast Veronica Behrens 9/14/2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04374-7
Peopling of Taiwan TzuChiao Hung 8/31/2018
Fizz facts Ian Heller 8/24/2018
Brain regions affecting speech and writing in humans Rachel Grant 8/17/2018
Schizophrenia and human evolution David Kingsley 8/3/2018 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26681495, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25681384, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30100087
Human brain size variation and brain shape diversity Janet Song 7/13/2018 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/05/30/
Extra-somatic armor and burrowing clams Kate Guenther 6/29/2018
Biology finds a way Garrett Kingman 6/22/2018
Narwhal tusks Julia Wucherpfennig 6/15/2018
Hyperbiliverdinism in green-blooded skinks Heidi Chen 6/8/2018
Dinosaur renaissance Craig Lowe 6/1/2018
Taiwanese history and science TzuChiao Hung 5/25/2018
Diving adaptations in humans and marine mammals Ian Heller 5/11/2018 https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(18)30386-6.pdf
Eye modifications for resolution and sensitivity Rachel Grant 5/4/2018
Costs and benefits of horns in sheep David Kingsley 4/27/2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/nature12489
"Ask Abbey" updated: Ask a Geneticist Program at Stanford and the Tech Abbey Thompson 4/20/2018 http://genetics.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist
What makes the “crack” sound during knuckle cracking? Kate Guenther 4/13/2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/science/cracking-knuckles-mathematical-model.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ftrilobites
Magneto-sensation in birds Janet Song 4/6/2018
The 80th organ in humans TzuChiao Hung 3/30/2018
Rise and fall of gastralia bones Garrett Kingman 3/23/2018
Neural substrates for walking on land Julia Wucherpfennig 3/16/2018 http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(18)30050-3
Innate fear of snakes Craig Lowe 3/9/2018
Elephant birds Heidi Chen 2/16/2018
Tongue-tied (ankyloglossia) Ian heller 2/9/2018
Scorpion-hunter mice Rachel Grant 1/26/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-K_YtWqMro
Genetics of human ear shape David Kingsley 1/12/2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms8500,
Imaginary numbers in 3D Eric Au 12/15/2017
Benoit de Maillet: early evolutionist Abbey Thompson 12/8/2017
The inner ear of sloths Kate Guenther 12/1/2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22859594
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy Janet Song 11/17/2017
Coremata scent glands in insects TzuChiao Hung 11/10/2017
Thanatosis or playing dead Garrett Kingman 11/3/2017
Tiger salamander cannibal morphs Julia Wucherpfennig 10/27/2017
Bird origins in fossil record Craig Lowe 10/20/2017
Coupling role reversal Ian Heller 10/6/2017 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982214 003145
Lenses and mirrors in the dual eyes of deepsea fish Rachel Grant 9/29/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM9o4VnfHJU, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982208 016217
Zombies from a baculovirus gene Kate Guenther 9/15/2017
The Hagerman Horse and evolution of Equus David Kingsley 9/8/2017
Solar powered animals Abbey Thompson 8/16/2017
Gender differences in speaking Janet Song 7/28/2017
Mola mola: the ocean sunfish TzuChiao Hung 7/21/2017
The Colma necropolis Kathy Xie 7/14/2017
Animals and pizza (for lab clean up day) Mike Bell 7/7/2017
Cooperative hunting Garrett Kingman 6/30/2017
Horseshoe crab blood Julia Wucherpfennig 6/16/2017
Clownfish radiation Craig Lowe 6/9/2017
Beards Ian Heller 6/2/2017
Cat and dog coexistence Eric Au 5/26/2017
Viscoelastic tongues in frogs Rachel Grant 5/19/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWIrfzYVV0
Cetaceans and human mythology Abbey Thompson 5/12/2017
Human genome editing David Kingsley 5/5/2017 http://nationalacademies.org/gene-editing/consensus-study
Marching Janet Song 4/21/2017
Venomous mammals I: Solenodons Kate Guenther 4/14/2017
Homing pigeons Abbey Thompson 3/31/2017
Fish out of water Garrett Kingman 3/16/2017
Fish tongue replacement by a parasitic isopod Ian Heller 3/10/2017 https://www.jstor.org/stable/1444352?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Language processing Eric Au 2/24/2017
How do larvae swim? Julia Wucherpfennig 2/17/2017
Can jumping spiders hear? Rachel Grant 2/10/2017
Biological basis of smiling and laughter David Kingsley 2/3/2017
Bioengineering hero rats Craig Lowe 1/20/2017
Waterproofing in animals and plants Janet Song 1/13/2017
The amazing mantis shrimp Kate Guenther 12/16/2016
Crocodilians, past and present Abbey Thompson 12/2/2016
How to avoid being eaten Rhea Daugherty 11/18/2016
Human and animal grief Kathy Xie 11/11/2016
Navigation by desert ants Garrett Kingman 11/4/2016
Hydrothermal vent fish Ian Heller 10/28/2016
Number series Eric Au 10/21/2016
Grylloblatta Ice Crawlers Julia Wucherpfennig 10/14/2016
Structural colors Rachel Grant 10/7/2016
Fin-ray modifications in sea robins David Kingsley 9/16/2016
Frigate birds Janet Song 9/9/2016
Borreliacidal factor in western fence lizards Craig Lowe 9/2/2016
Oldest living organisms Kate Guenther 6/3/2016
Cupping and the Rio Olympics Abbey Thompson 8/12/2016
Dangerous fashion trends, Part 2 Rhea Daugherty 7/22/2016
Tougher than tardigrades Garrett Kingman 7/1/2016
Throwing adaptations in archer fish Ian Heller 6/17/2016
Human chimerism Julia Wucherpfennig 6/3/2016 http://pictorial.jezebel.com/one-person-two-sets-of-dna-the-strange-case-of-the-hu-1689290862
"Never archaic” regions in human crosses David Kingsley 5/27/2016
Andaman Islanders Craig Lowe 5/20/2016
Zika and mosquito control strategies Janet Song 5/13/2016
Nabokov and butterflies Kate Guenther 5/6/2016
Chernobyl wildlife Abbey Thompson 4/29/2016
Chemical colors and the risks of fashion Rhea Daugherty 4/22/2016
Sea sapphires and sea slaps Kathy Xie 4/15/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26kus22RaTo, http://planktonchronicles.org/en/episode/salps-exploding-populations/
Trees stranger than fiction Garrett Kingman 4/1/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU
Missing muscles Ian Heller 3/25/2016
Social monogamy in primates Julia Wucherpfennig 3/18/2016
Paleophrenology David Kingsley 3/11/2016
Sandpiper supergenes Janet Song 2/26/2016 http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v48/n1/full/ng.3443.html
Ressurecting Archaeopteryx Craig Lowe 2/19/2016
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos Eric Au 2/12/2016
Freckles Kate Guenther 2/5/2016 https://weather.com/en-GB/unitedkingdom/photos/news/brock-elbank-captures-beauty-freckles
Issues in the everglades Abbey Thompson 1/29/2016
Strongest biological material Rhea Daugherty 1/22/2016 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31500883
Cubic poo of wombats Kathy Xie 1/8/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzevM30IrUQ
Mammoths lost in time Garrett Kingman 12/18/2015
Astrobiology at NASA-Ames Ian Heller 12/11/2015
Bilingualism and neural patterning Julia Wucherpfennig 12/4/2015
The expensive tissue hypothesis David Kingsley 11/20/2015
Myopia Janet Song 11/13/2015
Funding science Craig Lowe 11/6/2015
Primate color vision Kate Guenther 10/30/2015
Cloacal respiration Rhea Daugherty 10/23/2015
Do bees have knees? Abbey Thompson 10/16/2015
Magneto-sensing Kathy Xie 10/9/2015
Mosquito eradication Julia Wucherpfennig 9/25/2015
Insertion mechanics of lyoxdes ticks Ian Heller 9/4/2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPbIot9tQ6U
Pterygoid teeth and Mosasaurus Garrett Kingman 8/21/2015
Wine & Bucket lists Natasha O’Brown 8/7/2015
Marginalia in "The Origin of Species” David Kingsley 7/17/2015 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/from-atoms-to-traits/
Island Evolution Janet Song 7/10/2015 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1936628?origin=crossref&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
To eat and not be eaten Mike Bell 6/26/2015
Selection and athletic traits Craig Lowe 6/12/2015
Trilobites: the final chapter Kate Guenther 6/5/2015 http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000002746634/
IDTIMWYTIM: “Organic” Rhea Daugherty 5/22/2015
Geomythology Abbey Thompson 5/15/2015
Hair follicle orientation Kathy Xie 5/8/2015
WHY do sticklebacks lose their pelvis? Mike Bell 4/24/2015
Guess that skeleton Natasha O’Brown 4/17/2015 http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/skeletons-famous-cartoon-characters
Tail loss in Proconsul Ian Heller 4/3/2015 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248404000673, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/004724849190062Z
Endocannabinoids David Kingsley 3/27/2015
Numerical cognition Janet Song 3/20/2015
Humanizing the ape Garrett Kingman 3/13/2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCxf7yUDzio
Bone wars! Craig Lowe 2/27/2015
Norwegian Lundehunds Kate Guenther 2/20/2015
Solar powered sea slugs? Tim Howes 2/13/2015
Sound reception in whale skulls Rhea Daugherty 1/30/2015 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116222
New tricks for Homo erectus David Kingsley 1/23/2015 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nature13962.html
Carnivorous plants Abbey Thompson 1/16/2015 https://youtube.com/watch?v=O7eQKSf0LmY
Nest protection by bone-house wasps Shannon Brady 1/09/2015 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0101592
The furcula bone Kathy Xie 12/19/2014
Alligator armor Mike Guernsey 12/12/2014
Peacock spiders Natasha O’Brown 12/5/2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_yYC5r8xMI
Dermal denticles Ian Heller 11/21/2014
Francois langurs Janet Song 11/14/2014
Tardigrades Garrett Kingman 11/7/2014
0.1% Dinosaur for $600K Craig Lowe 10/24/2014
Trilobite eyes Kate Guenther 10/17/14
Sexual specializations Tim Howes 10/10/2014
Suicidal reproduction Rhea Daugherty 10/03/2014
A new view of Spinosaurus David Kingsley 9/19/2014 http://www.jplegacy.org/downloads/misc/spinosaurus.pdf
Skeletal changes in walking fish Abbey Thompson 9/12/2014 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7516/full/nature13708.html
Quadrapedal humans Shannon Brady 8/29/2014
Do animals have rhythm? Kathy Xie 8/15/2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yS6qU_w3JQ
Fauna of the Galapagos Natasha Meyer 8/8/2014
Pentapedalism Ian Heller 8/1/2014 http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/7/20140381
Death by chocolate Janet Song 7/25/2014
Hitchhikers guide to early life on earth Garrett Kingman 7/18/2014
Genetics of Personality Craig Lowe 7/11/2014
Trilobite beginnings Kate Guenther 6/27/2014 http://www.trilobites.info/
Elongated dorsal spines in larval sea bass Tim Howes 6/20/2014
Exotic Pets Rhea Daugherty 6/13/2014
Earliest blond hair in human art and literature David Kingsley 6/6/2014
Lacryphagy: Tear feeding Abbey Thompson 5/16/2014 http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/07/insects-tears-feed-science-environment-animals/
Parasite prevention in Darwin's Finches Shannon Brady 5/9/2014
Quaker hounds and animal lures Kathy Xie 5/2/2014
Yawning in humans and other animals Natasha O'Brown 4/25/2014
Which dinosaur should we bring back? Craig Lowe 4/10/2014
Introversion myths Emma Li 4/4/2014
Poetic group names for animals Kate Guenther 3/28/2014
Scanning eyes Tim Howes 3/21/2014
Raspberry crazy ants Abbey Thompson 2/21/2014
Throwing adaptations in humans David Kingsley 2/14/2014 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v498/n7455/full/nature12267.html
Neuropeptides and behavior Natasha O'Brown 2/7/2014
Neandertal genome remnants in modern humans Shannon Brady 1/31/2014 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12961.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20140130
La Brea tar pits Kathy Xie 1/24/2014
Paroxysmal extreme pain disorder Craig Lowe 1/17/2014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627306008051
Skin aging Emma Li 1/10/2014 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1104059
Why isn't the sky "blue" in classic literature Kate Guenther 12/20/2013 http://www.radiolab.org/story/211213-sky-isnt-blue/
Betta splendens: The Siamese fighting fish Tim Howes 12/13/2013
Aggressive mimicry in orchid mantis Rhea Daugherty 12/6/2013 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/337948/scitech/science/the-orchid-mantis-a-pretty-but-deadly-aggressive-flower-mimic
Winter adaptations in reindeer eyes Abbey Thompson 11/22/2013 http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1773/20132451
Brain size and body scaling David Kingsley 11/1/2013
Lefties Natasha O'Brown 10/18/2013
Green-blooded animals Shannon Brady 10/11/2013
Baby teeth Kathy Xie 9/27/2013
Uncontacted peoples Craig Lowe 9/13/2013 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC378623/
Bug art Kate Guenther 9/6/2013 http://www.bugartbysteven.com/
Fossil spices in archaic food Vahan Indjeian 8/30/2013
Comparative lactation Gray Camp 8/15/2013
Hyperostosis Tim Howes 8/2/2013 http://australianmuseum.net.au/Hyperostosis-Swollen-Bones
Cultural differences in napping Emma Li 7/19/2013
Origin of life Rhea Daugherty 7/12/2013
Cow goggles, cow horns, and focal facial dermal dysplasia David Kingsley 6/28/2013 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0036346
Photic sneeze reflex Craig Lowe 6/21/2013 http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1000993
Fibrous dysplasia Shannon Brady 6/14/2013
Horse gaits Kathy Xie 6/7/2013 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3523687/
Florida manatees Natasha O'Brown 5/31/2013
Middle ear bone evolution in humans Kate Guenther 5/24/2013
Aquatic and space ape hypotheses Vahan Indjeian 5/17/2013
Honeyguides and bird/human mutualism Terry Capellini 5/3/2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SN5igku_kGk
A loop through the GI tract Gray Camp 4/19/2013
Basal, reflex, and emotional tears Kathy Xie 4/5/2013
Geoducks Mike McLaughlin 3/29/2013
Dorsal spine modifications in remoras Tim Howes 3/15/2013 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.20063/full
Newton vs. Leibniz on God and Natural Laws David Kingsley 2/22/2013 http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Leibniz_Clarke_Correspondence.html?id=MXq7AAAAIAAJ
Knee imaging for personal identification Shannon Brady 2/15/2013 http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/y3417715w7154715/
What really killed the dinosaurs? Craig Lowe 2/8/2013
Star navigation by dung beetles Terry Capellini 2/1/2013 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982212015072
Poisonous African Crested Rats Kate Guenther 1/25/2013 http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/279/1729/675.full
Dog vs. Wolf pups Natasha Meyer 1/18/2013
Human tree climbing Vahan Indjeian 1/11/2013 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23277565
Brain bypass operations Mike McLaughlin 12/21/2012  
Leaf shape/color modifications in plants Kathy Xie 12/14/2012  
Caecilian legless amphibians Tim Howes 12/07/2012  
The rise and fall of Richard Owen David Kingsley 11/30/2012  
Belly button biodiversity Shannon Brady 11/16/2012 http://www.wildlifeofyourbody.org/
Mt Toba eruption and human evolution Craig Lowe 11/09/2012  
Biological properties of trees and hurricane survival Terry Capellini 11/02/2012  
Skulls for hard knocks Kate Guenther 10/19/2012  
Functional homologies in brain evolution Natasha Meyer 10/05/2012  
Skin teeth as sensory organs Vahan Indjeian 9/28/2012 http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(12)00711-7
Ripening genetics in tomatoes Alex Pollen 9/07/2012 http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6089/1711.abstract
Cichlid egg games Mike McLaughlin 8/31/2012  
Skin cancer in fish Tim Howes 8/24/2012  
Grasshoppers and chromosomes David Kingsley 8/10/2012  
Genetics of elite athletic performance Haili Zhang 7/27/2012  
Post feeding cell hypertrophy in pythons Kathy Xie 7/20/2012  
Bone blogs Shannon Brady 7/13/2012 http://paolov.wordpress.com/
Bony bacteria Terry Capellini 7/06/2012  
Migraines Craig Lowe 6/29/2012  
Waksman, Schatz, and discovery of streptomycin Kate Guenther 6/22/2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/science/notebooks-shed-light-on-an-antibiotic-discovery-and-a-mentors-betrayal.html?_r=1&ref=science
Bird and dinosaur feathers and skulls Natasha Meyer 6/01/2012  
Sled dog performance & genetics Rachel Greenberg 5/25/2012  
van Gogh's Mutant Sunflowers Tim Howes 5/18/2012 http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1002628
Evolution of bipedalism Vahan Indjeian 5/04/2012  
Vietnamese walking sticks Mike McLaughlin 4/20/2012  
Mononucleosis Kathy Xie 4/13/2012  
About those black squirrels David Kingsley 4/06/2012 http://www.woodlandhabitat.com/articles/black-squirrels.htm
Tusks and Schreger Patterns in Ivory Alex Pollen 3/31/2012  
The Bilby or Rabbit-Eared Bandicoot Felicity Jones 3/22/2012  
Aquatic invasive species Bob Mollenhauer 3/09/2012  
Earthquake predictions by animals Terry Capellini 2/24/2012  
The Sedlec Ossuary Shannon Brady 2/17/2012 http://www.ossuary.eu/index.php/en/ossuary
Roy Chapman Andrews, paleontologist adventurer Craig Lowe 2/02/2012  
Murmurations and coordinated flight movements in birds Kate Guenther 1/27/2012 http://vimeo.com/31158841
Micro-frogs, angler fish and the smallest of the small Natasha Meyer 1/20/2012  
Lack of centrosomes in planaria neoblasts Tim Howes 1/13/2012  
Neural crest vs. mesodermal origins of flat bones Vahan Indjeian 12/16/2011  
Melvin Burkhart, the "Human Blockhead" Mike McLaughlin 12/09/2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/18/nyregion/melvin-burkhart-human-blockhead-in-vanishing-sideshow-culture-dies-at-94.html?pagewanted=all
Brushstrokes of scientific discovery David Kingsley 12/02/2011 http://darwin-online.org.uk/EditorialIntroductions/vanWyhe_notebooks.html
Parakeet color genetics Kathy Xie 11/11/2011  
Squirrel monkeys and stress response Alex Pollen 11/04/2011  
Turing models and pigment patterns Haili Zhang 10/07/2011  
Mangrove habitats Bob Mollenhauer 9/23/2011  
Circadian rhythms in blind cavefish and stickleback postdocs Felicity Jones 9/16/2011 http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001142
Nasal modifications in Saiga Russian antelope Terry Capellini 9/09/2011  
Infrared vision and heat sensitive channels in bats Kate Guenther 8/12/2011  
Osteoporosis risk Shannon Brady 7/29/2011  
Bering, Steller and a voyage of discovery and disaster Craig Lowe 7/22/2011  
Functional MRI of "beauty" and "ugly" recognition in humans Natasha Meyer 7/08/2011  
Energetics of intermittent locomotion in flying and swimming animals Vahan Indjeian 7/01/2011  
Cryptolacerta and origin of burrowing reptiles Tim Howes 6/17/2011 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v473/n7347/full/nature09919.html
Pygmy pink fairy armadillos Mike McLaughlin 6/10/2011  
Pedigree symbols David Kingsley 6/03/2011 http://www.bmj.com/content/331/7531/1509.full
Making short tails by ribosomal defect in Hox translation Kathy Xie 5/27/2011 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867411003059
Treehopper helmet evolution Alex Pollen 5/13/2011  
Gibbon specializations Terry Capellini 5/06/2011  
Osteochondritis dissecans Felicity Jones 4/29/2011  
Mammoth sequencing and elephant evolution Craig Lowe 4/22/2011  
Musk oxen Kate Guenther 4/08/2011  
Ambam the bidpedal gorilla Shannon Brady 4/01/2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrQf6cogMuI&feature=watch_response_rev
Human anatomical changes for endurance running Vahan Indjeian 3/18/2011 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v432/n7015/full/nature03052.html?free=2
Kin, Chimeras, and Marmosets Natasha Meyer 3/11/2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oiLfTnrC40
Limb modifications in Tree Kangaroos Mike McLaughlin 2/25/2011  
Echidnas Felicity Jones 2/04/2011  
EDAR variants and cold adaptations in humans David Kingsley 1/28/2011  
DNA forensics of a 49,000 yr old Cold Case Alex Pollen 1/21/2011  
Sensory modifications in naked mole rats Kathy Xie 1/14/2011  
Left right asymmetry in flat fish Haili Zhang 1/07/2011  
Arthritis and predation in Isle Royale moose Terry Capellini 12/17/2010  
Hagfish, chordates, and slime Craig Lowe 12/10/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaal7Hf0WA
Oracle bones Kate Guenther 12/3/2010  
Leiolepis, a parthenogenetic restaurant reptile Shannon Brady 11/19/2010  
Digit number evolution Vahan Indjeian 11/12/2010  
Suction feeding in the Sling-Jaw Wrasse Mike McLaughlin 11/5/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDU4CQWXaNY
King and Milk Snake pigment patterns Tim Howes 10/22/2010  
Loss of actinodin proteins during fin-limb transition Gill Bejerano 10/15/2010 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7303/full/nature09137.html
Kakapo, the night parrot of New Zealand Felicity Jones 10/2/2010  
Color morph subspecies in garter snakes Kathy Xie 9/24/2010  
Molecular basis of tanning response David Kingsley 9/10/2010  
Male sexual differentiation in female hyenas Phil Reno 9/3/2010  
Filamentous mustaches on poeciliid fish Alex Pollen 8/27/2010  
Evolution of saltational leaping in frogs Haili Zhang 8/20/2010  
Convergent evolution of jumping in rodents Terry Capellini 8/13/2010  
Bates, Muller and mimicry Craig Lowe 8/6/2010  
Sex chromosome systems in different animals Kate Guenther 7/23/2010  
Predicting direction of goal kicks in soccer Shannon Brady 7/10/2010  
Gardening by damselfish Emily Hare 7/2/2010  
Coordinating limb motion in quadrapeds and bipeds Vahan Indjeian 6/25/2010 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16570-lego-walker-disarms-assumptions-about-human-gait.html
Puffin types and flights Mike McLaughlin 6/18/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn1Ym3TQdiI
Chameleon tongue projection Tim Howes 6/04/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCmqM3YP1-4&fmt=18#t=8m40s http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2010/02/18/0910778107.DCSupplemental/sm01.mov
Chameleon colors Kathy Xie 5/28/2010  
Human speciation? Felicity Jones 5/21/2010  
Neandertal genome! David Kingsley 5/07/2010 http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/328/5979/710
Methanogenic vertebrates Gill Bejerano 4/30/2010  
Evolution of tickling and laughter Alex Pollen 4/09/2010  
Nutcracker Man Phil Reno 4/02/2010  
Proteus syndrome Terry Capellini 3/26/2010  
Tiger subspecies Haili Zhang 3/19/2010  
Coelecanths Kate Guenther 3/12/2010  
Bone worms Shannon Brady 2/26/2010  
Dating bones Mike McLaughlin 2/19/2010  
Origin of flight in birds Emily Hare 1/29/2010  
Cranial suture evolution Vahan Indjeian 1/22/2010  
Swallowing modifications in snakes Tim Howes 1/15/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVG5D10yiSA
Eye bones and cartilage cups Felicity Jones 1/08/2010  
Nasal modifications in reindeer David Kingsley 12/18/2009  
Seismic sensing in elephants Alex Pollen 12/11/2009  
Ardipithecus and the climbing/walking transition Phil Reno 12/04/2009  
Optical Projection Tomography Terence Capellini 11/20/2009  
Rapid evolution in changing world Haili Zhang 11/13/2009  
Zombies and ataxic neurodegenerative satiety deficiency syndrome Kate Guenther 11/06/2009  
Danionella dracula Shannon Brady 10/23/2009  
Hypobranchial muscles in fish feeding Emily Hare 10/09/2009  
Intermuscular bones in fish Yumei Cheng 9/25/2009  
Toes and claws Mike McLaughlin 9/11/2009  
Iron homeostasis Vahan Indjeian 8/28/2009  
Population genetics of Mutiny on the Bounty Felicity Jones 8/14/2009
Uncoupling of hair and skin color in Melanesia David Kingsley 8/07/2009 http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/112222136/abstract
Owen vs Huxley revisited: human-specific changes in the brain Alex Pollen 06/19/2009  
Human modifications of the vertebral column Terry Capellini 6/05/2009  
Familial progressive hyperpigmentation and KITLG David Kingsley 5/22/2009 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19375057
Coat color and domestication of horses Kate Guenther 5/15/2009  
Humerus modifications Phil Reno 5/08/2009  
The oldest human Haili Zhang 5/01/2009  
Porcupine spines Frank Chan 4/24/2009  
"Museumomics" Shannon Brady 4/10/2009  
Appendage modifications in insects Emily Hare 4/03/2009  
"Iron hand" training in martial arts Mike McLaughlin 3/27/2009  
Skeletal modifications in puffer fish Tim Howes 3/20/2009  
Dexterity and the corticospinal tract Vahan Indjeian 2/27/2009  
Fishes with hands and legs: Convergent evolution of 'limbs' in lobe finned and ray finned fishes Felicity Jones 2/20/2009 http://www.csiro.au/promos/ozadvances/Series6FishWalkMovB.html
Tuatara, an ancient amniote of New Zealand Alex Pollen 2/13/2009  
Emergent complexity in ants Andrew Norman 2/6/2009  
Taphonomy and fossils Terence Capellini 1/23/2009  
Clubfoot and Pitx1 David Kingsley 1/9/2009 http://www.cell.com/AJHG/abstract/S0002-9297(08)00539-9
Fossil Bonds and Fossil Turtles Catherine Guenther 12/19/2008 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v456/n7221/full/nature07533.html
Provisioning and the evolution of bipedalism Phil Reno 12/5/2008  
Paleopathology and ancient DNA Shannon Brady 11/21/2008  
Subspecies in contact: partitioning, competition, or extinction Haili Zhang 11/14/2008  
Skating on bones Steve Arnott 10/24/2008  
Yeti is an ungulate Frank Chan 10/10/2008 http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/ueg/popular/yeti/yeti.html
Mouth brooding cichlids Mike McLaughlin 9/19/2008  
Allocation trade offs and speciation in the horned dung beetle, Onthophagus taurus Vahan Indjeian 9/12/2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpp3JYMNqO8
Hidden erectile claws in frogs Tim Howes 8/22/2008 http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2008/528/2
Parallel evolution of fish on opposite sites of Isthmus of Panama Abe Bassan 8/15/2008
Octopus brains and parallel evolution of intelligence Alex Pollen 8/8/2008
Tasmanian Tigers Felicity Jones 8/1/2008
Bonobos Andrew Norman 7/25/2008  
Spades, shovels, and scapulae Terry Capellini 6/27/2008  
Defecation dive bombing in thrushes Craig Miller 6/20/2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdrl__ggV9k
Genetics of human height David Kingsley 6/13/2008  
Sleep variation in animals Emily Wu 6/6/2008  
Sea snakes Brian Summers 5/30/2008  
The fatty ape Xinhong Lim 5/23/2008  
Why do vertebrates use calcium phosphate instead of calcium carbonate for skeletons? Kate Guenther 5/16/2008  
The lungless frog of Borneo Doug Menke 5/9/2008  
"Pimp my branchial arch" during chordate evolution Mike Bell 5/2/2008  
Body size dimorphism in A. afarensis Phil Reno 4/25/2008  
Animals of the Tibetan plateau Haili Zhang 4/18/2008  
The Harpy Eagle Mike McLaughlin 4/11/2008  
Darwin's termite Steve Arnott 4/4/2008  
Clavicles Vahan Indjeian 3/28/2008  
Bones in voodoo Frank Chan 3/14/2008  
Colugos, soaring animals, & human wingsuits Andrew Norman 2/22/2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4USp_r91js http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHlOvhlKPvs&feature=related
Primate digit length variation Abe Bassan 2/15/2008  
Magneto-reception in bacteria, fish, turtles, birds (and humans?) Alex Pollen 2/8/2008  
Parallel evolution of lactase persistance in humans David Kingsley 1/25/2008 http://www.ajhg.org/AJHG/abstract/S0002-9297(07)00018-3
Supernumerary teeth Craig Miller 1/11/2008  
The Illicium (Part II) Brian Summers 1/4/2008 http://www.tolweb.org/Thaumatichthyidae
Griffin legends & Protoceratops Kate Guenther 12/14/2007 http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mythiccreatures/land/griffin.php
The emerald cockroach wasp Doug Menke 12/7/2007  
Display of ovulation status in primates Phil Reno 11/16/2007 http://www.unm.edu/~gfmiller/cycle_effects_on_tips.pdf
Keels on fish (and ships) Felicity Jones 11/9/2007  
Crustless crustaceans Mike McLaughlin 11/2/2007  
Salt adaptations in marine, freshwater, and terrestial animals Haili Zhang 10/26/2007  
A new marine polychaete, the "pig butt" worm Steve Arnott 10/19/2007 http://www.mbari.org/news/homepage/2007/pworm.html
Cognitive skills of chimps vs. human babies Hao Chen 10/5/2007  
Evolution of social cooperation Vahan Indjeian 9/28/07  
Gallbladder variation and development George Yang 9/21/07  
Stick insects Frank Chan 9/14/07  
Sexual dimorphism in elephant seals Andrew Norman 8/31/07  
Species hybrids and tales of divergent love Alex Pollen 8/24/07  
Population size, genome size, and selection in prokaryotes and complex animals Abe Bassan 8/10.2007  
Kit ligand and adult skin color Craig Miller 8/3/2007  
C6 ventral processes and the longus colli muscle David Kingsley 7/20/2007  
Cone snails (aka cone shells) Brian Summers 7/6/2007 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/venomcure/video3.html
Human elbow joint Hao Chen 6/22/2007  
Gigantoraptor Kate Guenther 6/15/2007  
Evolution of bipedalism in humans Phil Reno 6/8/2007  
Bot flies Mike McLaughlin 6/1/2007  
Remaining functions for abortive hindlimb development in whales? Doug Menke 5/18/2007  
Giant pandas and evolution of vegetarianism Haili Zhang 4/6/2007  
Mimicry of other organisms by octopuses Christie Ham 3/30/2007  
Turtle shells and the carapacial ridge Frank Chan 3/16/2007  
Skeletal modifications in the Norwegian Lundehound Mike McLaughlin 2/23/2007  
Crypsis, feeding, and poison production by stonefish Brian Summers 2/16/2007  
Susceptibility of different joints to osteoarthritis Hao Chen 2/9/2007  
Structure and evolution of metatarsals Phil Reno 2/2/2007  
Skeletons of famous cartoon characters Kate Guenther 1/19/2007  
Reverse countershading in upside-down fish Craig Miller 1/12/2007  
Killer bees Sarita Balabhadra 1/5/2007  
Origin of umbilical cord in vertebrate evolution Doug Menke 12/15/2006  
Psuedopenis in snails and fish Steve Arnott 12/1/2006  
Invertebrate and vertebrate eyes Haili Zhang 11/17/2006  
Countershading in fish and mammals David Kingsley 11/10/2006  
Ligers and Tigons Frank Chan 11/3/2006  
Extinct Megafauna of Australia David Kingsley 10/27/2006 A single postcard from Coonabarabran.
Stickleback male behavior Vahan Indjeian 10/13/2006  
Amazing sound mimicry in Lyrebirds Craig Miller 9/15/2006 One of most popular David Attenborough clips of all time
Amazing escape behavior of trap jaw ants Kate Guenther 9/8/2006 Don't miss this video!!
Forelimb modifications in mantis shrimp Mike McLaughlin 9/1/2006  
Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw Brian Summers 8/25/2006  
Racial differences in knee structure Hao Chen ???  
Molecular biology of spider web evolution Anne Knecht 6/30/2006  
Tiktaalik and early tetrapods Mike Shapiro 4/6/2006  
Skin gland modifications in hippos Brian Summers 3/31/2006  
Hair whorl patterns in humans Craig Miller 3/24/2006  
Thinking and counting in dolphins and birds Luiz Pantalena-Filho 2/17/2006  
Earliest Trex fossil Anne Knecht 2/10/2006  
Most common athletic injuries to knees Hao Chen 12/16/2005  
Human tooth ornamentation ??? 11/18/2005  
Pangolins Doug Menke 11/11/2005  
Antlers in cervids Melissa Marks 11/4/2005  
Pygopodids Mike Shapiro 10/28/2005  
Os penis development Hari Reddi 10/21/2005  
Cymothoid crustaceans and morphological novelty through parasitism Brian Summers 10/14/2005  
The Illicium Craig Miller 10/5/2005  
Convergent evolution of swimming shapes Haili Zhang 9/16/2005  
Giant pandas Sarita Balabhadra 9/9/2005 http://sadiegozoo.org/zoo/ex_panda_station.html
Genetics of tomato domestication Anne Knecht 8/26/2005  
Long ear cats Luiz Pantalena-Filho 8/19/2005  
Limb reduction in eels Doug Menke ???  
Madagascar Aye Ayes and echolocation in primates Sarita Balabahadra ??  
Otoliths as life cycle records in fish Steve Arnott ??  
Sea pens Mike McLaughlin 8/2/2005  
Flying lizards Frank Chan 7/26/2005  
How smart are African Gray Parrots? Hao Chen 7/1/2005 http://www.funlol.com/funpages/einstein-the-parrot.html
Skeletal evidence for ancient origin of antibiotics Kate Guenther 6/17/2005  
Fluorosis Kyle Gurley 6/10/2005  
Predator prey arms race in newts and snakes Melissa Marks 5/20/2005  
Parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards Mike Shapiro 5/6/2005  
Nonvocal sound generation in manakins Brian Summers 4/22/2005 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/deepjungle/episode1_bostwick.html
Parthinogenesis in whiptail lizards Mike Shapiro 5/6/2005  
Hothead and non-Mendelian inheritance Craig Miller 4/15/2005 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v434/n7032/full/nature03380.html
Cephalopod crypsis Luiz Pantalena-Filho 4/1/2005  
The Black Death and AIDS Resistance Anne Knecht 3/25/2005  
Osteogenesis imperfecta Mike McLaughlin 3/18/2005  
Flatfish and developmental asymmetry Frank Chan 3/11/2005  
Bening Vertigo Sarita Balabhadra 2/18/2005  
Mammalian hindlimb reduction David Kingsley 2/11/2005  
Recent selection of ancient haplotypes in humans Kate Guenther 2/4/2005  
Lice and the origin of modern humans Mike Shapiro? 1/28/2005  
Lungless salamanders Doug Menke 1/14/2005  
Regeneration in vertebrates Kyle Gurley 1/7/2005  
Extinct Megafauna of Australia Mike Shapiro 12/10/2004  
Canine tooth evolution in artiodactyls Brian Summers 12/3/2004  
Jaw modifications in breeding salmon David Kingsley 11/24/2004  
Homo floresiensis Craig Miller 11/5/2004  
Hybridization of Lupines Anne Knecht 10/14/2004  
Phasmids (Walking Sticks) Doug Menke 9/3/2004  
Parasitic male worms and anglerfish Mike Shapiro 8/6/2004  
Head transplants Craig Miller 7/23/2004  
Snakehead fish Sarita Balabhadra 7/20/2004  
Osteoporosis and Homocysteine Anne Knecht 5/28/2004  
Digit Modification in Prosimians Brian Summers 5/21/2004  
Fossil record of limb loss in mammals David Kingsley 4/23/2004  
Wing Reduction in Flightless Birds Doug Menke 4/2/2004  
Buegers disease Sarita Balabhadra 3/26/2004  
Lump suckers Craig Miller 3/12/2004  
Dupuytrens contracture syndrome Mike McLaughlin 2/20/2004  
Sandrow-Laurin polydactyly Kim Hoseman 2/13/2004  
Hyoid bone of the howler monkey Mike Shapiro 2/6/2004  
Ball pythons Anne Knecht 1/30/2004  
Structural modifications of the singing toadfish Kate Guenther 1/23/2004  
Human head deformities Brian Summers 12/19/2003  
Biomechanics of rib morphology in different animals David Kingsley 11/21/2003  
Genetics of pumpkins Melissa Marks 10/31/2003  
Golden-rumped elephant shrew Doug Menke 10/24/2003  
Carp scale genetics Craig Miller 10/17/2003  
Bones on Brian's honeymoon Brian Summers 9/19/2003  
Sleep apnea Sarita Balabhadra 9/12/2003  
Naked mole rats Mike Shapiro 8/26/2003  
Evolution of body size dimorphism in humans Kate Guenther 8/15/2003  
Cocaine origin Hao Chen 7/25/2003  
QWERTY and alternative keyboards Luiz Pantalena-Filho 7/3/2003  
Sirenia Brian Summers 6/19/2003  
Sound directionality in small animals Melissa Marks 6/6/2003  
Candiru Part II: Life and legend of the bloodsucking catfish Craig Miller 5/23/2003  
Feeding modifications in the abyss Charlie 5/16/2003  
Bunions Doug Menke 5/9/2003  
Sky burial in Tibet Mike McLaughlin 5/2/2003  
Familial Ossificans Progressiva Luiz Pantalena-Filho 4/18/2003  
Skull modifications in woodpeckers Kyle Gurley 4/11/2003  
Marsupials Hao Chen 4/4/2003  
Brood parasitism in birds Kate Guenther 3/21/2003  
Tapirs Sarita Balabhadra 3/7/2003  
Spider wasps Mike Shapiro 3/3/2003  
Ear morphology in La Mancha goats Kim Hoseman 2/21/2003  
Sperm competition in guppies Melissa Marks 2/14/2003  
Heart failure Pam Colosimo 1/31/2003  
Candiru : the parasitic catfish Craig Miller 1/24/2003  
Lemmings Doug Menke 1/17/2003  
Narwals Mike 12/20/2002  
Heterotopic ossification Luiz Pantalena-Filho 12/13/2002  
Smallest skeletons Ryan Rountree 11/26/2002  
Wishbones Ben Blackman 11/22/2002  
Indian muntjac Kim Hoseman 11/15/2002  
Parasaurolophus vocalization Kyle Gurley 11/8/2002  
Osteoarthritis Hao Chen 11/1/2002  
Corsets Helen Cha 10/25/2002  
Appendage development in the star-nosed mole David Kingsley 10/11/2002  
Seahorses and pipefish Sarita Balabhadra 10/4/2002  
Use of endangered species in traditional medicines Kate Guenther 9/27/2002  
Aging Mike Shapiro 9/20/2002  
Neonatal Neanderthal skeleton Melissa Marks 9/13/2002 http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/humanorigins/ha/a_tree.html
Cestodes Pam Colosimo 9/6/2002  
Cichlid mouth adapatations Mike McLaughlin 8/30/2002  
Marfan syndrome Luiz Pantalena-Filho 8/23/2002  
The golden ratio in faces, bodies, and architecture Ryan Rountree 8/9/2002  
How to find a fossil Mike Shapiro 8/2/2002  
Evolution of grassland and salt marsh harvest mice Ben Blackman 7/26/2002  
Bone loss in space Doug Mortlock 7/19/2002  
Adaptation to high altitudes Katie Peichel 6/26/2002  
Skates and rays Kyle Gurley 6/12/2002 http://www.reefquest.com/topics/manta.htm
Hox genes and whale evoluton David Kingsley 6/7/2002 http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/95/26/15446.pdf
My vacation in France, bones and all Kate Guenther 5/31/2002  
Tall grass prairies Melissa Marks 5/24/2002  
Chemical and behavioural communication in fish and bees Pam Colosimo 5/17/2002  
Snake jaws Mike Shapiro 5/1/2002  
Total knee replacement Ryan Rountree 4/26/2002 www.swarminteractive.com
Sexual conflict Ben Blackman 4/12/2002  
Sexual selection Katie Peichel 3/29/2002  
Coral reefs Kyle Gurley 3/15/2002  
Cherubs Helen Cha 3/8/2002  
Vertebral modifications of the Ugandan Hero Shrew David Kingsley 3/1/2002 http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mammal/hero.htm
Origin of domestic dog Kate Guenther 2/22/2002  
Mammals of Madagascar Melissa Marks 2/15/2002  
Cheetahs Pam Colosimo 2/1/2002  
Human ear length Ryan Rountree 1/25/2002  
Origin of The Jolly Roger Mike "Aargh" Shapiro 1/18/2002  
Origin of bone Ben Blackman 1/11/2002  
Giant squid Doug Mortock 1/4/2002  
Venomous animals Katie Peichel 12/21/2001  
Ear and hyoid bone modifications in caracals Kyle Gurley 12/14/2001  
Cattle domestication and uses Helen Cha 12/7/2001  
The goblin shark Kate Guenther 11/30/2001 www.reefquest.com
Parasitoids Melissa Marks 11/9/2001  
Anthrax Pam Colosimo 11/2/2001  
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Ryan Rountree 10/12/2001 http://www.rosicrucian.org/museum/index.html
Human cannibalism Mike Shapiro 10/5/2001  
Beatrix Potter Ben Blackman 9/28/2001  
Whale evolution Doug Mortlock 9/21/2001 Thewissen lab home page
The Clouded Leopard Kyle Gurley 9/14/2001 http://www.cathaven.com
Overfishing Katie Peichel 9/7/2001  
Platypus Katya 8/31/2001  
Carp coloration Lior 8/17/2001  
Scottish fold cats Helen Cha 8/10/2001  
Titanosaurs Kate Guenther 8/3/2001  
Catfish barbels, spines,and armor Pam Colosimo 7/27/2001  
Bats Kris Nereng 7/13/2001 Batcon.org
Glaucoma Cathy Thut 7/6/2001  
Titan arum: "corpse flower" Ryan Rountree 6/15/2001 U-Wisconsin Titan arum
Pterosaurs Doug Mortlock 6/8/2001 The pterosaur homepage
Tooth Enamel Kyle Gurley 6/1/2001 Tooth.net
Tooth Development Histology
Tooth Development
Knuckle cracking David Kingsley 5/18/2001  
Contortionism Helen Cha 5/11/2001  
Armadillos Kate Guenther 5/4/2001  
Orchids Cathy Thut 4/13/2001 Orchids !!!
All About Orchids
Orchid Photo Page
Orchids as creationism evidence (AACK!)
Horse coat color genetics Bonnie Cole 4/6/2001  
Whale skeletal modifications & evolution Kris Nereng 3/23/2001  
Pupil shape Mike Hwa 3/16/2001  
The Racoon Os Penis (Penian bone) Ryan Rountree 3/9/2001 Racoon penis bones
Thalidomide Doug Mortlock 2/23/2001 Thalidomide Victims of Canada
Mustelids (Badgers and related animals) Kyle Gurley 2/16/2001 Badgers
Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia David Kingsley 2/7/2001  
Myositis Ossificans Helen Cha 2/2/2001  
Ischemic Osteonecrosis Kate Guenther 1/26/2001 NICO
African freshwater Cichlid fish Katie Peichel  1/19/01 The cichlid fishes of Lake Malawi, Africa
Collagen injection as wrinkle therapy  Abby Thacker  1/12/01  
Bone tumors Pam Colosimo  1/5/01  
Optically clear tissues: the lens and cornea  Cathy Thut  12/15/00  
Elephant seals  Kris Nereng  12/8/00 Ano Nuevo State Preserve
Marine Iguanas and bone loss  Ryan Rountree  11/17/00  
 Genetic testing of horse diseases  Bonnie Cole  11/10/00  
 Conodonts  Doug Mortlock  11/3/00  Conodonts
 Mummies    Kyle Gurley  10/27/00  
 Lateral line system and bone formation in fish  David Kingsley  10/24/00  
 Skulls in culture and symbolism  Michelle Johnson  10/17/00  
 Tooth evolution  Kate Guentther  9/29/00  
 Animal tracks  Katie Peichel  9/22/00  
Lineage contributions to scapula  Helen Cha  9/15/00  
 Digit webbing  Richard Clark  9/8/00  
 Fossil human footprints Pam Colosimo  9/1/00  
Glucosamine and chondroitin as dietary supplements for arthritis  Abby Thacker  8/11/00  
 Color blindness  Cathy Thut  8/4/00  
 Neck rings and giraffe women  Kris Nereng  7/28/00  
 Limb length inequality  Steve Settle  7/20/00  
 Head shaping  Doug Mortlock  7/7/00 Deformed skulls
 Feather origin and evolution  Ryan Rountree  6/30/00  
 Oligodactyly  Richard Clark  6/23/00  
 Horse hoof evolution and atavisms  Bonnie Cole  6/9/00  
Cranial-jaw joint modifications in different animals  Kyle Gurley  5/26/00  
 Foot binding  Mike Hwa  5/19/00  
 Evolution of flight  Kate Guenther  4/14/00  FLIGHT
 Fish scales  Katie Piechel  4/7/00  
 Piltdown Man  Ken Ohgi  3/31/00  
 Klippel-Fell syndrome  Helen Cha  3/24/00  
 Leprachaun's and history of St. Patrick's day symbols  Abby Thacker  3/17/00  
 Evolution of human speech Pam Colosimo  3/10/00  
 Trephination  Doug Mortlock  3/3/00 www.trepan.com 
 The giant panda  Ryan Rountree  2/18/00  
 Wobbler's syndrome in horses  Bonnie Cole  2/11/00  
 Precocial birds and timing of skeletal ossification  Richard Clark  2/4/00  
 Fossil history of human skeletal diseases  Kris Nereng  1/28/00  
Human eye color  Cathy Thut  1/21/00  
 Vestibular apparatus  Steve Settle  1/7/00  
 Bioelectric effects on skeletal growth  Kate Guenther  12/1/99  
 Fish phylogeny  Katie Peichel  12/3/99  
 Pearls  Helen Cha  10/29/99  
 Rhinoplasty  Abby Thacker  10/15/99  
 Larynx  Doug Mortlock  10/8/99  
 Bird feet and toe patterns  Richard Clark  10/1/99  
 Osteoarthritis  Michael Schoor  9/24/99  
 Origin of paired fins  Ryan Rountree  9/17/99  
 Medial plica synovialis of knee  Kyle Gurley  9/10/99  
 Navicular disease in horses  Bonnie Cole  9/3/99  
 Otosclerosis  Mike Hwa  8/27/99  
 Face morphs in the Kingsley lab  Ralph DiLeone  8/13/99  
 Albinism  Cathy Thut  7/30/99  
 Skeletal disorders in art  Andrew Ho  7/9/99  
Origins of humans in new world  Katie Peichel  7/2/99  
 Nail patella syndrome  Michelle Johnson  6/25/99  
 Limblessness in snakes  Ken Ohgi  6/18/99  
 Coccyx  Doug Mortlock  6/4/99  
 Roberts syndrome  Abby Thacker  5/21/99  
 Cryptocytochromes in circadian rhythms  A desperate Helen Cha  5/14/99  
 Temporo-mandibular joint  Michael Schoor  5/7/99  
 Pigmentation changes in squid  Richard Clark  4/30/99  
 Invertebrate cartilage  Ryan Rountree  4/23/99  
 Phrenology  Ralph DiLeone  4/16/99  
 Flight adaptations  Kris Nereng  4/9/99  
 Articular cartilage  Greg Marcus  3/26/99  
 Low light vision  Cathy Thut  3/19/.99  
 Turtle skeletal modifications  Helen Cha  3/12/99  
 Conductive hearing loss  Steve Settle  3/5/99  
 Psychosocial dwarfism  Mike Hwa  2/26/99  
 MRI and ACL injuries  Ken Ohgi  2/19/99  
 Vertbrate genome duplications  Katie Peichel  2/12/99  
 Mus domesticus evolution on islands  Doug Mortlock  2/5/99  
 Atrophic rhinitis in hogs  Abby Thacker  1/22/99  
 McCune-Albright syndrome  Mike Hwa  1/14/99  
 Structure of the nose  Michael Schoor  1/8/99  
 The arthritis cure  Andrew Ho  12/18/98  
The Beak of the Finch David Kingsley 12/11/1998  
 Vampire bats  Richard Clark  11/20/98  
Nautilus shells Kris Nereng 11/1/1998  
 Scleral Ossicles  Cathy Thut  10/30/98  
 Rheumatoid arthritis  Andrew Ho  10/23/98  
 Leprosy  Greg Marcus  10/9/98  
 Bone loss with decreased mechanical loading  Michelle Johnson  10/2/98  
 Osteochondritis dissecans  Steve Settle  9/25/98  
 Spine structure in 3-spine sticklebacks  Katie Peichel  9/11/98  
 Stress fractures  Ken Ohgi  89/4/98  
 Somite number in different animals  Helen Cha  8/28/98  
 Digit number in early tetrapods  Doug Mortlock  8/21/98  
 Pufferfish  Ken Ohgi    
Cranial- jaw joint modifications in different animals Kyle Gurley    
 Pelvic reduction in threespine sticklebacks David Kingsley  8/14/98  
Skeletal evidence for appearance of language in human ancenstors Michael Schoor 5/1/1998  
Lemurs Kenny Ohgi 11/14/1997  
Tendon development Micheal Schoor 10/16/1997  
Tail regeneration in reptiles Helen Cha 9/26/1997  
Evolution of blowholes in whales and dolphins Ryan Rountree 9/19/1997  
Ballistic tongues in salamanders Paul Marker 9/12/1997  
Feathers Richard Clark 8/1/1997  
Skeletal adaptations for running Jenn King 7/1/1997  
Nasal turbinates in warm blooded animals, and absence in dinosaurs Abhishek Sinha 6/20/1997  
Bone fracture repair Michael Schoor 5/1/1997  
Articular and synovial cells Elaine Storm 5/1/1997  
Egg shells Richard Clark 5/2/1997  
Omosternum Ralph DiLeone 4/18/1997  
Somite derivatives Jenn King 3/28/1997  
Fish fins Paul Marker 3/1/1997  
Knee ligaments Ken Ohgi 3/1/1997  
Scoliosis Michelle Johnson 2/21/1997  
On Growth and Form, a mechanical view of skeletal development David Kingsley 2/14/1997  
Teeth Elaine Storm 2/7/1997  
Hyoid bone Michael Schoor 1/31/1997  
Palate formation Paul Marker 1/24/1997  
Snake fangs Richard Clark 1/17/1997  
The cardiac skeleton Ralph DiLeone 12/6/1996  
Deltoid tuberosity of humerus Andrew Ho 11/29/1996  
Temperal-mandibular joint Jenn King 11/15/1996  
Fish scales Paul Marker 10/18/1996  
Gill arch development in axolotls David Kingsley    
The atlas-axis joint Michael Schoor 10/11/1996  
Lacrimal ducts Michael Schoor 5/9/1996