Best in show: Sandy the dingo wins genome competition

Photo by Barry Eggleton

It’s best-in-show time at the World’s Most Interesting Genome Competition.

Yes, it’s real. A public competition was held to determine which animal on earth has the most interesting genome. The winner, selected by popular vote from more than 200 entries, is Sandy Maliki, a rare purebred desert dingo from Australia. […]

Show me your stripes

The debate that has been raging since the 1870s has finally been solved.

What started as an argument between Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace has escaped researchers for decades, culminating in several hypothesis. So: Why do zebras have stripes?