This Week's TV: An Alabama Town Tries To Make Syfy's Next Original Film

How will new superhero show The Flash stack up against Arrow? Plus, a new docuseries follows a small town making a zombie movie that could air on Syfy—if they finish it in time. American Horror Story: Freak Show debuts, and Supernatural, The Originals, and The Walking Dead return! » 10/06/14 9:00am 10/06/14 9:00am

When, exactly, will we get new Red Dwarf episodes?

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige puts to rest casting rumors for Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy and also hints at the new Marvel characters getting movies. And there are new images from Sleepy Hollow, Being Human, and American Horror Story. Spoilers now! » 10/22/13 6:00am 10/22/13 6:00am

Migaloo, perhaps the world's only white humpback whale, has been…

Everyone, say hello to Migaloo. That's what people call the white humpback whale pictured up top. When he was first spotted back in 1991, Migaloo (which is Aboriginal for "white fella") was the first all-white humpback researchers had ever seen. (And according to his website, he remains the only documented white… » 9/28/12 6:40am 9/28/12 6:40am

Two of the world's rarest mammals photographed for the very first time

This nighttime photo represents some of the world's first ever visual evidence of the spotted deer species found on the island of Negros in the Philippines. Despite its size, the island's unimaginably dense forests have kept it invisible until now. » 4/29/12 3:00pm 4/29/12 3:00pm

Is this bizarre organism an animal, a plant, or both?

Actually, Mesodinium chamaeleon is both. This single-celled organism definitely eats other creatures, which makes it an animal. But it also absorbs algae cells that can then give it extra energy through photosynthesis. So what on earth is this strange creature? » 1/15/12 3:30pm 1/15/12 3:30pm

What on Earth are these mysterious, 570 million year old fossils?

The fossil you see here was found in Doushantuo, China, one of the world's richest fossil formations. It looks like grains of sand, but nobody is sure what it actually is, whether it's animal, bacteria, or something even weirder. » 12/29/11 4:30pm 12/29/11 4:30pm

Invasive rats could be the savior of pollinating plants

About 90% of flowering plants require animals to pollinate them, and that includes about two-thirds of the world's crops. The extinction of pollinating organisms could spell disaster... but the very species that are killing them off could prove excellent substitutes. » 11/16/11 10:40am 11/16/11 10:40am

Science proves that most wolves are lazy jerks

The wolf pack seems like the perfect example of how unity can provide strength, of how fierce and often vicious hunters can work together for the common good. Unfortunately, that's a big lie. Turns out many wolves are freeloading bums. » 10/03/11 9:20am 10/03/11 9:20am

Your brain is hardwired to recognize animals

Biologically speaking, humans are pretty much just another animal, and it's actually hard to come up with any clear explanation for what sets us apart. But we have a hard time accepting this ... and the reason we're in denial about our animal status may be hardwired into our brains. » 8/29/11 11:00am 8/29/11 11:00am

How the Female Moose Uses Cunning to Get Rid of Unwanted Suitors

Moose are one of a number of species where males fight for the right to mate with their preferred female. As such, you might think female moose don't have much say in the matter. That's where you'd be wrong. » 8/02/11 4:30pm 8/02/11 4:30pm

Pigeons are completely incapable of forgetting a human face

It turns out crows aren't the only birds with fiendishly powerful memories. Pigeons are also capable of spontaneously remembering which humans mistreated them, and even an attempt to disguise the identity of their one-time abuser can't fool them. » 7/04/11 11:00am 7/04/11 11:00am

Bat echolocation could be a form of communication

Echolocation in bats is generally seen as a sort of natural sonar, in which the bats use ultrasonic clicks to navigate the night sky and find prey. But it may also be a rudimentary language, transmitting greetings and social information. » 9/21/10 7:40am 9/21/10 7:40am

The Raunchiest Science Fiction Comedies, Ranked In Order Of Nastiness

This weekend's Hot Tub Time Machine is not the raunchiest scifi comedy of all time. Let's take a moment to pay respect to the trail-blazing filth that came before. Here are some films you wouldn't watch with your grandparents. » 3/25/10 4:58pm 3/25/10 4:58pm