Richard Schweid

Richard Schweid, a Nashville native, lives and writes in Barcelona, Spain, where he is a founding editor of the magazine Barcelona Metropolitan. He has published nonfiction books on a number of subjects, including eels (Eel, Reaktion Books, 2009, and Consider the Eel: A Natural and Gastronomic History, University of North Carolina Press, 2002), cockroaches, American cars in Cuba, and catfish farming in the Mississippi Delta.

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Fossilized cell remnants in 3.4 billion-year-old bedrock are from primitive microbes. 

Frog hoppers piercing plants with their mouthparts produce negative pressures exceeding a megapascal. 

An Okinawa citrus species arose two million years ago when the Ryukyu archipelago disconnected from Asia.

Astronomers have detected a disk around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time.