evolutionary biology

Which Extinct Animal Would Have Made The Best Pet?

Which Extinct Animal Would Have Made The Best Pet?

With de-extinction hovering on the edge of being a thing, it is worth asking at least one question. That question is not “why?” or “is this a good idea?” If it can be done, it will be, and that’s that. No, the question is: which formerly extinct animals should we…

What’s The Oldest Disease?

What’s The Oldest Disease?

Some things never change. Dying terribly from bone cancer, for instance: that’s something humans have been doing from about the beginning of our time. Has it always been like this, or was there some blissful period, in our species’ salad days, in which no one perished from bone cancer? Which…