The Ultimate Proof That Keeping Orca Whales In Captivity Is Monstrous

The oldest known orca whale was spotted this past weekend off the coast of British Columbia. Named "Granny," the grand matriarch is estimated to be 103 years-old. So given the extreme lifespan of these creatures, why do we still insist on locking them up in veritable goldfish bowls? » 5/14/14 6:20am 5/14/14 6:20am

Naked mole rats are even freakier than we thought

Naked mole rats are the superheroes of the animal kingdom. They live nine times longer than other rodents and they’re essentially immune to cancer. And now scientists think their extreme longevity can be attributed to their exceptionally strange ribosomes. » 10/01/13 2:40pm 10/01/13 2:40pm