Periphylla mirabilis, by Ernst Haeckel

The kraken wakes

17 June 2013 by

I recently read the excellent Kraken by China Miéville. Set in and around London with a Natural History Museum curator…

Eggs of the 'Canard Sauvage', by A L Wirsing (1772) - detail

Nest eggs

31 March 2013 by

The cartoonish notion of nicotine-scavenging sparrows is brought irresistibly to mind by a recent (very serious) Biology Letters paper ‘Incorporation…