Two new blog posts are up at AAAS Member Central. Read about the mice that invaded Europe alongside Vikings ( pdf or link ) and the establishment of the world’s largest conservation area, which reaches across five African countries ( pdf or link ).
New at AAAS Member Central Blogs, my latest post – read about the discovery of a new species of leopard frog, found in the wilds of… New York City. Only its DNA and its unique croak distinguish it from a similar species, and that’s how it hid under our noses for so long. Read the entire post here .
Just published over at AAAS Member Central – my latest blog post about cuttlefish vision. They might not be able to see color, but they do have the most acute polarization vision of any known animal. Read more to see what this means and how it works ( pdf or link ).
Check out my post on vampire bats at my ‘Animal Minds’ blog at Psychology Today. Vampire bats have a host of specializations to facilitate their blood-sucking lifestyle. This includes receptors on their face that detect infrared radiation, like the warmth of their prey.