I was catching herps in South Carolina last week, so here are two weeks’ worth of links!
A British zoo bans animal print clothing.
50 years of space exploration in one beautiful graphic.
Sea sponges doing a spot-on Cookie Monster impression.
Conlangs are more complicated than you might think.
Life is rough for the capercaillie.
You can track tagged sharks around Florida.
The golden tortoise beetle is absolutely adorable.
Some Medici skeletons showed signs of bone disease associated with poverty.
A lake in Tanzania turns animals into calcified statues.
Fossils pushed back the origin of flowering plants back 100 million years.
Why do Prasinohaema skinks have green blood?
Have you ever wondered how strong LEGO blocks really are?
You can thank beaver anal excretions for vanilla flavoring.
Fossils are frequently uncovered by accident, like this dinosaur uncovered by a backhoe.
Don’t kill snakes. Here’s why.
These swifts flew for 200 days straight.
Flamingo skeletons are just as funny looking as you would expect.