With spring in the air, we answer your questions about animal romance, from elephant seals to stick insects.
Is your dog part coyote? Do St. Bernards really rescue people? Get the facts on man’s best friend in this week’s column.
Why do dogs chase certain vehicles? Do otters or sloths make good pets? This week we answer your questions about critters closest to home—pets.
An owner’s scent activates the parts of a dog’s brain associated with pleasure, a new brain-imaging study says.
In our weekly column, we tell you how spiders walk on water, how many teeth alligators have, and more.
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, a holiday famous for parades, parties, and everything turning so green that it’s like looking at the world through night-vision goggles. But when we think “green” we sometimes think “eco,” so in honor of Green Day here are five of nature’s “greenest” animals, not in color but in habit.…
Do birds eat other birds? Why do flamingoes eat upside down? This week we answer your most unusual bird questions.
Jumping spiders, emperor tamarins, and walruses are among nature’s creatures that sport staches.
In this week’s column, we tackle the diet of giant centipedes and the life spans of saltwater crocodiles.
What is a honey badger, really? How do spiders not get stuck to their webs? See answers to these questions and more in our weekly Q&A column.
Miley’s tongue has nothing on the animal world when it comes to waggle and weirdness. Get a taste of nature’s coolest tongues.
In our inaugural column of Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we tell you how a new species of tapir hid in plain sight and investigate a sighting of a two-horned lizard.
A new photography exhibit shows scientific images of fish in stunning detail.
A video of a tiny rodent called a jerboa has popped up again on the Internet—get the facts about these desert dwellers.
From stone-throwing monkeys to castle-building fish, see the lengths that some species go to please their mates.