The Man with Two Faces

Listen to this article: 1896, the medical encyclopedia Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine was published. Within the tome, was a description of one Edward Mordake. He lived in complete seclusion, refusing the visits even of the members of his own family. He was a young man of fine attainments, a profound scholar, and a musician of […]

Waiting to Wake Up

Listen to this article: In traditional preservation of snail shells, the shell is boiled to remove any remaining tissues before mounting (often done by gluing the shell to a card). But what happens if the shell was not boiled and there is a living snail within? Desert snails can survive long periods of drought by retreating […]

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Plants are known for using the sun’s energy to produce chemical energy in a process called photosynthesis. This is something we all learned in grade school science, but what often isn’t addressed is the slugs that also use photosynthesis! Yes, a couple species of sea slugs in the genus Elysia have found a way to incorporate chloroplasts […]