Domestication of the fox

Domesticated animals present a series of changes in their morphology, physiology and behavior with respect to their wild variants. For example, in the case of the dog (as opposed to the wolf), some researchers have identified the existence of pedomorphosis, that is, the preservation of juvenile traits in adult individuals....

Apollo 13's radioactive secret

On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 manned spacecraft with the intention of landing for the third time on the Moon. Halfway, during the second day of travel, an oxygen tank of the spacecraft burst and destroyed a couple of modules. The three crew members struggled to survive...

When penguins pooh

In December 2003, the scientific journal Polar Biology (Springer) published an article entitled Pressures produced when penguins pooh—calculations on avian defaecation. Why Dr. Meyer-Rochow and Dr. Gál, the authors of the paper, decided to devote part of their lives to research on penguin guano is a mystery. However, their other...

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