Why Is An Entire Genre Of Science Devoted To Blindfolding Turtles?

Putting little blindfolds on turtles has gotten to be a widespread scientific pursuit. Find out all the different ways, and reasons, why you might want to blindfold a creature that's too slow to run away from you. » 4/01/15 12:43pm Today 12:43pm

Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain. » 3/31/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Sharks Can Bark Like Dogs

Sometimes nature is just out to screw with you. There are at least two kinds of shark that can, when handled, bark like dogs. Anyone who wonders if their bark is worse than their bite is welcome to try to find out. » 3/30/15 1:20pm Monday 1:20pm

The Animal With The Most Legendary Testicles In The World

The tanuki is a kind of canid native to Japan. Over the years it has gotten quite a reputation... or rather, its testicles have. » 3/30/15 6:30am Monday 6:30am

Secret Lives of Pandas Revealed by Electronic Stalking

Giant pandas turn out to be a lot more social — and flirtatious — than anyone had ever imagined, according to new research. » 3/28/15 4:00pm Saturday 4:00pm

Size matters: Elephants and whales are the only two animals that show up from space when tracked using "commercially available" resolutions. Satellite images have been used to prevent poaching, as well as to keep track of creatures that manage to be as elusive as they are enormous. » 3/28/15 3:10pm Saturday 3:10pm

Regal Yet Goofy Chinstrap Penguin Welcomes You To Antarctica

In this remarkable shot taken January 20, 2015, a Chinstrap penguin offers a close-up look at the distinctive marking that gives the bird its moniker. The waddling creature was photographed near the town of Villa Las Estrellas on Antarctica's King George Island. » 3/28/15 9:15am Saturday 9:15am

These Birds Really Do Use "Spanish Fly" To Get Laid

Spanish fly isn't just a mythical drug. It's a real thing, and these male birds use it to get females to mate with them. Learn how spanish fly works, but only when males take it. » 3/27/15 3:20pm Friday 3:20pm

Bearded Vultures Are The Most Punk Rock Animals In The World

This is the bearded vulture. It lives in the mountains so it can look down on us all. It smashes bones for a living. It encourages its children to fight to the death. And... it dyes its feathers. Why? Because it looks awesome, that's why. » 3/26/15 6:20am 3/26/15 6:20am

How The "Horror Frog" Proves It Wants To Live Way More Than You Do

What do you think of this frog? Kind of cute, you think? Perfectly harmless, you think? Not at all like the living embodiment of the Saw movies, you think? Well, you're wrong. The "horror frog" more than lives up to its nickname. » 3/25/15 12:20pm 3/25/15 12:20pm

What's The Easiest Way To Feed Millions Of Bees? A Bee Food Truck.

The next time you're driving, you might want to be on the lookout for bees. If you see one or two, no big deal. But if you see two million of them cruising down the highway, hanging out on the back of a flat-bed truck, congratulations — you've witnessed someone doing the unique job of bee transporter. » 3/24/15 8:40am 3/24/15 8:40am

This Little Cutie Is Hiding A Horrifying Secret In Its Cellar

For the most part, the collared pika is a vegetarian. But winters are cold in Alaska, and when the opportunity presents itself, this adorable animal finds a food source that is decidedly not vegetarian. » 3/24/15 6:30am 3/24/15 6:30am

Researchers Have Uncovered The Secrets Of The Velvet Worm's Slime Jets!

The velvet worm hunts by bombarding its prey with a double barreled burst of slime. Now, scientists have figured out how these ooze-cannons work. » 3/23/15 10:30am 3/23/15 10:30am

This Woodcut from 19th Century Japan Reveals Deep LOLcat History

This video is an animation based on a Japanese woodcut called "Popular Hotspring Spa (of Cats)." It's from 1880, but artist Utagawa Yoshifuji's imaginary world of spa cats looks like something that's unfolding at the intersection of LOLcat and internetville. » 3/23/15 3:04am 3/23/15 3:04am

When Viewing An Eclipse, Safety Is Important

Unfortunately, it was too cloudy in London for this carefully (and, might we say, rather snappily) attired canine to observe yesterday's eclipse. » 3/21/15 8:50am 3/21/15 8:50am

These Ants Are Satan's Gardeners

The rainforests are known for the marvelous range of life that they support, but certain areas of them seem to have been annexed by some demonic force for its exclusive use. And they have been — it's just a different demonic force than most people expected. » 3/20/15 6:40am 3/20/15 6:40am

The Python Invasion Of The Everglades Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Invasive Burmese pythons, descended from former pets that were released into the wild, are doing an incredibly effective job of wiping out anything that's small, furry, and native to the Everglades. And a new study published this week shows that the local wildlife basically has no defense... except » 3/19/15 11:10am 3/19/15 11:10am

Otter Pups Debut in Australia

Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales proudly presented the newest members of their Asian Small-Clawed Otter family to the public recently. The pups, two females and a male, were born on January 8th of this year, and are the second litter born to parents Pocket (mum) and Eniko (dad). » 3/19/15 1:30pm 3/19/15 1:30pm

Say Hello To The Two Newest Species Of Vampire Crab

On the left is Geosesarma dennerle, on the right G. hagen. Both have yellow eyes, hence "vampire" crabs. The origins of these colorful crustaceans, which have long been sold as pets, have eluded scientists for years. Now, researchers have given them official names, and traced them to their Indonesian source. » 3/18/15 6:00pm 3/18/15 6:00pm

This Bizarre Animal Communicates Like No Other Mammal On Earth

Yes, this is a mammal, and yes, it does have bright yellow stripes. Yes, it is also covered with spines. And just to top things off, yes it communicates in a way no other mammal on Earth does. » 3/17/15 4:40pm 3/17/15 4:40pm