This new hero shrew is so freakishly strong they named it after Thor

Behold Scutisorex thori, a newly discovered species of hero shrew that has evolved an interlocking and extended vertebral column that gives it some remarkable superpowers. » 7/26/13 7:30am 7/26/13 7:30am

This ancient Egyptian crop rewrote its genome virtually overnight

If you compare a modern cotton crop with one grown 1,600 years ago, the DNA of the two look almost nothing alike. It's the first known example in domesticated crops of a supercharged evolutionary phenomenon known as punctuated equilibrium. » 4/03/12 7:55am 4/03/12 7:55am