Between cells and humans, there are millions of “ugly duckling” species that are beautiful in their own way.
In modern paleontology it is still a very common phenomenon that fossils are over-interpreted by the scientists and over-hyped in the media.
If you are a pine tree, you need to have antifreeze in your needles if you are rooted beyond certain latitudes or elevations.
Even compared to each other, the genomes of three cephalopods studied had been broken up and extensively reorganized.
You’ve heard about salmon, whales, and sea turtles. Now learn what the clumsy-looking elephant seal accomplishes navigation-wise.