Well, it's 2010, and it's time for another edition of the Carnival of Evolution! Without further ado...
First up we have a fascinating discovery brought to us by GrrlScientist over at Living the Scientific Life. Scientists have recently discovered a new species of orchid. This one is definitely unique - it's TINY! Check out the minuscule newest addition to the plant kingdom!
Speaking of interesting species, our next submission documents an interesting creepy crawly species. Ted C. MacRae talks about the evolution of a "really" big-headed tiger beetle over at Beetles In The Bush.
Of course, interesting species come in all sizes. Just check out theplant trypanosomatids that Psi Wavefunction talks about at Skeptic Wonder. Still want more protists? Psi Wavefunction also talks about Paramyxids, which are kind of like a parasitic Russian Doll.
Often, conversations about our own behaviors look to aggressive species like chimps or gorillas for clues to our origins. But Andrew Bernardin's has some thoughts on the Bonobo posted at The Evolving Mind. Do the sexy primates reveal more about our nature than we think?
Of course, what would the carnival of evolution be without sex? John fills the void by telling us about twisting genitals and forced copulation: the strange sex lives of ducks. And you thought your sex life was interesting...
Well, that's about it! Next month there will be another fascinating edition of the Carnival, so submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of evolution using the carnival submission form. Until then, keep evolving!