Leaping fish injuries and the trauma center [podcast 70]

Fish (specifically sturgeon) leaping into the air and colliding with young human boaters are biggest stars in this week’s Improbable Research podcast. SUBSCRIBE on Play.it, iTunes, or Spotify to get a new episode every week, free. This week, Marc Abrahams  — with dramatic readings by Nicole Sharp — tells about: Injuries from leaping sturgeon—  “Sturgeons Versus Surgeons: Leaping Fish Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center,” Jason P. […]

It’s a land fish, they say

The self-proclaimed first highlight of a new study is this: The Pacific leaping blenny, Alticus arnoldorum, is a land fish. The study is: “Natural selection in novel environments: predation selects for background matching in the body colour of a land fish,” Courtney L. Morgans and Terry J. Ord, Animal Behaviour, epub October 23, 2013. Here, in chart […]

Provocative cell phone & semen study

A group of researchers at Medical University of Graz, Austria and Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada invite you to consider cell phones and semen. You may be dubious about claims that cell phones cause cancer and various other ills. In that you would be in broad company — nearly all of the scientists who carefully looked […]