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.
Seafloor “fairy rings” that have stumped scientists have their roots in a toxic plant-killer, a new study says.
On the Chinese New Year of the Horse, we ask: What do you have in common with a horse? Teamwork and predictability, for one.
The curious pachyderm snuck up behind clueless tourists in Zimbabwe in “the photobomb of a lifetime.”
When scouting for extremely rare species probably the last place you’d think to check would be “the store.” And yet it was at a store of sorts–a public fish market in Kuwait to be exact–where marine researchers rediscovered the smoothtooth blacktip shark (Carcharhinus leiodon) in 2008. The species was thought to be extinct, or not even a…
From sharks to prairie dogs to spiders: Here are a few creatures for whom “I’d like to have you over for dinner” is a terrifying invite.
From the giant salamander to the mountain gorilla, musicians have long used songs to get their messages about wildlife and the environment heard.
Talk about a big discovery—a new tapir has been found in the Amazon, the largest land mammal discovered in recent history, a new study says.