"Biologists reconstruct the descent histories of life forms on planet Earth as the tree of life, its dense trunks and branches leading from common ancestors to new species. Such phylogenetic relationships are not limited to biology."
"Locations are connected by wormholes."
Another great Fairy-Tale Files, this week by Fairy Tale Review managing editor Joel Hans, finds coyotes in Tohono O'odhom folklore, cartoons, and Tucson.
The latest "Fairy-Tale Files" from Fairy Tale Review finds "Orpheus and Eurydice" adapted through the ages to different media
"How far are people willing to alter their appearance?"
"What must a boy lose to become a little bird? In “The Juniper Tree,” by the Brothers Grimm, the boy loses more than just his head and his life after he is murdered by his evil stepmother."
"In 'A Toy Princess,' a fairy tale from the 1877 collection On a Pincushion by English writer Mary de Morgan, an emotional and expressive princess named Ursula grows up in a kingdom of such incredible politeness that its subjects have demonized almost any form of empathy or feeling."
"New medical technologies may not change boys into birds or the monster-laden into attractive spouses, but they can radically transform both the quality and life expectancy for people suffering from a variety of ailments."