The ethics of cuteness: A closer look at 12 trendy cat mutations. While many genetic mutations are harmless, serious ethical concerns arise when animals are specifically bred for traits that are painful or debilitating.
A reconstruction of the Tully Monster as it would have looked 300 million years ago, swimming in the Carboniferous seas. Notice the jointed proboscis, the multiple rows of teeth, and the dorsal eye bar. (Illustration by Sean McMahon / Yale University)
Newport et al. found that archerfish could be trained to discriminate a learned face from a large number of other human faces even when some trivial cues had been removed. Image credit: Esquilo / CC BY-SA
Przewalski horses on the Ukrainian side of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Sergey Gashchak/Chornobyl Center Nearly 30 years after the massive explosion of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, wildlife is flourishing in the exclusion zone.