The lure of the deep sea: anglerfish as movie monsters

Prema Arasu & Alan J. Jamieson Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre, The University of Western Australia. Emails: prema.arasu (at) uwa (dot) edu (dot) au; alan.j.jamieson (at) uwa (dot) edu (dot) au Download PDF With its lure and sharp teeth, the anglerfish (Order Lophiiformes) is the iconic deep-sea monster. In this article we consider the aesthetics, morphology,Continue reading “The lure of the deep sea: anglerfish as movie monsters”

The Force: a new candidate for dark matter

Christian Vogt Independent researcher. Hannover, Germany. Email: christian (at) jcvogt (dot) de Download PDF Only about 5% of the total mass of the universe consists of ordinary matter (mostly protons, neutrons and electrons, which form atoms). The missing 95% divide into dark matter (ca. 25%) and dark energy (ca. 70%) (Planck Collaboration, 2013) – see FigureContinue reading “The Force: a new candidate for dark matter”

Geeky nature

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Everybody knows that each species on the planet eventually receives a so-called “scientific name”, a two-piece Latin-like name that serves the purpose of scaring people away from science – even more thanContinue reading “Geeky nature”