Two Invasive Termite Species Join Forces To Wreak Havoc In Florida

Two of the most destructive species of invasive termites are joining forces in Florida. By mating together, they're forming prolific hybrid colonies. Scientists are now worried about the potential damage these insects will inflict on Florida's dwellings. » 3/26/15 7:40am Thursday 7:40am

Is A Rise In Crocodile Hybrids Endangering The Cuban Crocodile?

The Cuban Crocodile is a critically endangered species. What's threatening it? A history of hunting, habitat destruction, and, increasingly, the rise of a new group of crocodile hybrids, resulting from interbreeding with another crocodile species. The full story is after the jump. » 8/04/14 2:48pm 8/04/14 2:48pm

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it? » 7/22/14 9:45am 7/22/14 9:45am

Are Warming Arctic Temperatures Spawning New Hybrid Whales?

As Arctic temperatures rise and the ice melts, animals that once had separate migration patterns are suddenly encountering each other — and that could lead to some new animal hybrids. » 6/05/14 10:40am 6/05/14 10:40am

Salamanders Act Out a Really Misogynistic Science Fiction Story

Here's an example of truth being not only stranger than fiction, but more politically questionable as well. Salamanders in the northeastern United States are mating and producing hordes of female hybrid sex parasites that threaten to overwhelm the species. » 6/02/14 11:20am 6/02/14 11:20am

Comment of the Day: Hybrid Mutant Shark Edition

In today's comments, we envied the polite small-talk abilities of the marmoset, looked up at the heavens with a mixture of awe and suspicion, and learned one more reason to fear the deep: hybrid sharks. » 10/17/13 4:30pm 10/17/13 4:30pm

That time scientists tried to crossbreed humans with monkeys? They’re…

The big summer blockbuster of 2015? That'll be Star Wars VII. The science-documentary-to-see come 2014? That's a little harder to call, but our money is on Tarzan's Testicles - a "hybrid film" byRomanian director Alexandru Solomon that will examine the interspecies breeding efforts of scientists in communist-era » 10/30/12 3:33pm 10/30/12 3:33pm

Hybrid X-ray images of bird people and octopus women

Underneath our skin all people are the same — unless, that is, you have tentacles instead of legs, a fishtail where your waist ends, or a long, elegant beak springing from your face. » 10/08/11 9:30am 10/08/11 9:30am

Brilliant taxidermied mutants from Dimension X

Enrique Gomez De Molina builds impossible hybrid creatures out of fur and beaks and feathers. They imagine a distant universe where animals are at once avian and mammal, and live side by side with intelligent insect tribes. » 4/23/11 9:00am 4/23/11 9:00am

Halfthings (a.k.a. when will see centaurs and Mr. Spock?)

Mermaids. Angels. Mister Spock. Speculative fiction sure enjoys a good mash-up, but how likely are we to see genuine human/other hybrids? It depends on what one means by ‘hybrid'. » 9/11/10 4:00pm 9/11/10 4:00pm