Stone Age fishermen in northern Spain selected the biggest whoppers, leaving us with a smaller catch, a new study claims.
The world’s largest spider has crept back into the spotlight, thanks to a scientist who described harrowing arachnid encounters on his blog.
A swordfish’s “sword” is its most prominent feature, but scientists have only now discovered the unusual properties that keep the sword strong and ready to slash.
Thousands of brown recluse spiders that forced a family from their home may have been mostly males looking for mates, scientist says.
This Weird Animal Question of the Week focuses on the odd world of fungi, which can resemble wiffleballs, bird’s nests, and strawberries and cream.
After video of kickboxing kangaroos went viral last week, we take a closer look at more of nature’s impressive fighters.
A new video suggests that these “perfect little urban warriors” may be smarter than their rural kin, a scientist says.
Octopuses, squid, and chameleons can do it. And now, it turns out that a fish can do it too. The rockpool goby is the latest animal discovered to have the ability to change their color and the brightness of their skin to blend in with their background.
So-called whitespace technology will allow us to watch wild animals in real time in some of the remotest parts of the world, according to researchers.
This week in Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we get to the bottom of pink fairy armadillos and whether or not you should get an alpaca for a pet.
High-speed video and customized “snakebots” have revealed that a desert snake uses a highly unique slither to climb sandy hills, a new study says.
What better way to mark International Octopus Day than with a roundup of some of our favorite octopus videos. Watch as they battle it out with other sea creatures.
A mysterious mammal that waded through South Asian swamps 48 million years ago is a distant cousin of modern rhinoceroses and tapirs, a new study says.
A mysterious black bear cub found dead in New York City’s Central Park this week could not have gotten there on its own, expert says.