No, The Yeti Legend Was Not Inspired By a Prehistoric Bear

A couple of years ago, a DNA analysis of an ostensible sample of Yeti hair indicated that it may have belonged to a previously undiscovered ancestor of modern bears. A new genetic analysis now refutes this claim. » 3/16/15 12:20pm 3/16/15 12:20pm

Neanderthals Used Eagle Talons To Make Some Seriously Badass Jewelry

Archaeologists have identified a remarkable piece of Neanderthal jewelry comprised of eight white-tailed eagle talons. Worn 130,000 years ago, the discovery shows that Neanderthals were capable of making sophisticated ornaments long before modern humans appeared on the scene. » 3/12/15 11:40am 3/12/15 11:40am

A Charming Tale of a Girl, a Bear, And Her Family

I'm completely in love with Black Bear Moon, an animated short where a bear paperweight triggers childhood memories for a young woman packing up her life. » 3/01/15 9:09pm 3/01/15 9:09pm

We're in a Technological Arms Race with Bears for Our Food

It's almost impossible to secure yourself against a food raid from bears. That's because these giant mammals are clever tool users, and they share their tech knowledge with other bears nearby. As a result, bear-proofing technology rarely works for more than a couple of decades before every bear knows how to crack it. » 1/28/15 3:29pm 1/28/15 3:29pm

Photos Of Teddy Bears Turned Inside Out Are The Stuff Of Nightmares

Sure, teddy bears are all cute and cuddly when you see them with their fur on the outside, but just like human beings, they look a bit disturbing when flipped inside out. These photographs depict teddy bears with their pelts on the wrong way as they stare out the backs of their eyes. » 11/04/14 4:40pm 11/04/14 4:40pm

If You Really Want to See the Future of City Life, Watch This Video

Assuming we don't destroy ourselves in a mountain of toxic garbage, humans are going to start building more sustainable, environmentally-friendly cities. And that means a lot more animals will be sharing our cities with us. Here's a glimpse of what that might mean. » 10/30/14 4:00pm 10/30/14 4:00pm

When Bears Fought Beside Mechs to Defend Warsaw

They always say that the mechs helped defeat the National Libertarian Army back in the 2120s, but that's because they don't remember the bears. The ursine forces were what finally drove those bastards out of Poland, with claw marks on their faces. » 10/08/14 5:00pm 10/08/14 5:00pm

Lil Baby Bear Has Itself A Good-Ass Time On A Golf Course

This bear is both cool and good. This bear is just hanging out on a golf green when it suddenly notices the flag pin. Oh. Oh damn. What's going on with this flag thing over here? » 9/11/14 5:00am 9/11/14 5:00am

This Mysterious Film About A Man And A Bear Has A Heartbreaking Ending

A man traveling through the wilderness on an epic quest is nothing new, but why is the protagonist of this short film pulling a grumpy bear along on his travels? It becomes clear once we reach the poignant, mystical ending. » 8/26/14 12:40pm 8/26/14 12:40pm

Bear Interrupts Meal to Rescue a Crow.

Well, fuck. I don't know how we're ever going to defeat the corvid apocalypse if crows can convince bears to join their side just by being loud. » 8/03/14 11:00pm 8/03/14 11:00pm

Man With Giant Claw Rescues Bear With Milk Can On Its Head

While this Wisconsin lumberjack's decision to assist the bear with the claw of a timber forwarder, rather than a call to the state's Department of Natural Resources, was probably ill-advised, it appears the procedure went off without a hitch. In other news: I know people always say it, but, good grief, bears are fast. » 7/07/14 7:00am 7/07/14 7:00am

Bear Falls Through Skylight Into Party, Then Eats All The Cupcakes

A 180-pound black bear crashed through an Alaska couple's skylight while they were getting ready to celebrate their child's birthday. The unexpected visitor proceeded to feast on the cupcakes after the panicked parents fled the room. » 6/26/14 6:40am 6/26/14 6:40am

Mother Bear Heroically Saves Cub From Busy Highway

Joke all you want about chickens crossing roads, but highways really do pose a danger to wildlife. A bear cub learned that recently when it found itself a bit too close to oncoming traffic. Luckily, mom was nearby. » 5/21/14 4:17pm 5/21/14 4:17pm

So it Turns Out Bears Are Surprisingly Good Rock Climbers

Trees? Sure. Trees are nature's ladders, to a bear. A craggy rock face, on the other hand, seems a taller – and more dangerous – order. But these two black bears handle a cliffside ascent with ease. » 5/01/14 2:40pm 5/01/14 2:40pm

Well, Now We Want A Brown Bear Sleeping Bag

Inspired by the sad story of Bruno the Bear, artist Eiko Ishizawa created this "Great Sleeping Bear" sculpture/sleeping bear. It's stunning — and now it can be yours, because the artist is selling a limited amount of her handmade work. » 4/25/14 11:40am 4/25/14 11:40am

Why Did No One Tell Us That John C. Reilly Is In Disney's Bears?

We had no doubt that Disney's Bears documentary would be beautiful, and it sure looks that way from these clips. But why did no one tell us that this movie stars the wonderful vocal stylings of John C. Reilly? » 4/11/14 3:40pm 4/11/14 3:40pm

Stuffed bear sculptures embroidered with anatomical designs

Deborah Simon's stuffed faux bears aren't your typical teddies. Instead of furry backs and bellies, these sculptures come with anatomical features embroidered on their hides. » 12/15/13 8:30am 12/15/13 8:30am

How to save a bear's life by zapping it with electricity

Grizzly bears in Alberta like to linger around train tracks because rail cars often trickle bits of grain and other food. Trains and bears are are obviously a bad combination. But a new device called an 'electromat' could help to protect this endangered species. » 10/31/13 1:20pm 10/31/13 1:20pm