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Exploring evolution through genes, computers and history

The sexy sabercat: how the sabertooth got its teeth

The sexy sabercat: how the sabertooth got its teeth

Many sabertooths have stalked this world. The first sabertoothed mammals appeared over 50 million years ago. The last sabercats, such as Smilodon and Homotherium, went extinct only 10.0..

November 4, 2013 — Lucas Brouwers

The floor is yours!

Today, the Scientific American blogging network celebrates its very first birthday. It has been a tremendous ride so far, and I would really like to thank you for reading along so far, but there's one little question I wanted to get out of the way first: Who are you?...

July 5, 2012 — Lucas Brouwers

Ancient fish had the backbone of a landlubber

Evolution has a knack for confronting us with strange and unexpected questions. One of them echoed through the halls of the Collections Centre of the National Museum of Scotland, not too long ago: "Why does a fish need a sacrum!?"Lauren Sallan was peering through her microscope, studying a fossil specimen of Tarrasius , when she noticed something odd...

May 23, 2012 — Lucas Brouwers

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