This Insanely Tiny Frog Could Be as Small as Vertebrates Get : ScienceAlert

Smaller than a pea, flea toads are so teensy they approach the limits of how small a backboned animal can be. Only entering scientific literature in 2011, initial descriptions of Brachycephalus pulex in Brazil’s Serra Bonita mountain range led to them being referred to as toads. And curiously tiny ones at that. Researchers have now … Read more

Small dogs are more likely to have an extra row of teeth like sharks

Persistent deciduous teeth, also known as “shark teeth” nadisja/Getty Images Seven per cent of pet dogs – mostly small, “toy” breeds – have doubled-up teeth, reminiscent of sharks’ mouths. The condition, known as persistent deciduous teeth, occurs when the dog’s baby teeth remain fixed in the jaw, close to the adult teeth, instead of falling … Read more

Small Spaces in the City review: Can we thrive in a smaller future?

Takeshi Hosaka’s micro-home, Love2 House, in Tokyo, features in the Small Spaces in the City exhibition. © Takeshi Hosaka Small Spaces in the City: Rethinking inside the box ROCA London Gallery, until 16 March 2024 “Cook’s at it again,” reads one Antarctic station log entry from the 1970s. “Threw a lemon pie and cookies all … Read more

A Small Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way Might Not Be What We Thought : ScienceAlert

Distances in space are hard to measure. Unless you know how intrinsically bright something is, working out how far away it is becomes a little complicated. Yet knowing a distance can make a huge difference to how we interpret data. It’s not unheard of for astronomers to have to revise their findings based on a … Read more

Think small for attainable New Year’s resolutions

Parradee Kietsirikul/Getty Images AFTER our joyful revelling comes the inevitable season of good intentions. When we make our New Year’s resolutions, we often set ourselves ambitious goals – to run a half-marathon, learn a language or write a novel. One reason these resolutions often fail is that our focus is too wide – we think … Read more

JWST Discovers Record-Breaking Brown Dwarf So Small It Defies Explanation : ScienceAlert

A newly discovered record-breaking object is posing a challenge to our understanding of how stars are born. It’s a brown dwarf just hanging out in space, all by its lonesome – and, with a mass of just 3 to 4 times that of Jupiter, it appears to be the lowest-mass object of its kind discovered … Read more