9 Animals That Would Make Great Superheroes

Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are super in their own right, with abilities perfectly suited to saving the day. » 7/14/13 7:30am 7/14/13 7:30am

Secrets of the half-male, half-female cuttlefish revealed at last

Cuttlefish always seem to be among the most fascinating marine life forms — whether it's on account of their flashy battles for mating rights, or their ability to see the world through polarized light. And now, researchers have discovered yet another extraordinary thing they can do: Male cuttlefish can alter their… » 7/04/12 8:00am 7/04/12 8:00am

160 million years ago, ancestors of cuttlefish were already using the…

Researchers have shown that ink sacs from a cephalopod that lived 160-million years ago still contain traces of the pigment melanin. That's an impressive find in its own right, but what really floored the scientists was how familiar these pigments looked. » 5/22/12 9:25am 5/22/12 9:25am

The weirdest mating habits of the animal kingdom, explained using…

The animal kingdom is brimming with fauna who get their rocks off in surprisingly unorthodox ways, and it adds an extra level of curiosity when you depict these behaviors using anthropomorphic models. Illustrator Humon has done just that. Oh hyenas, giving birth through your positively epic clitorises and whatnot.… » 4/13/12 7:55am 4/13/12 7:55am

And now, three minutes of Flamboyant Cuttlefishes resembling acid trips

If you don't have tickets to Laser Floyd at your neighborhood planetarium tonight, just watch 199 seconds of Metasepia pfefferi — a.k.a. Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish — creating its own variegated light show. Some of you may tempted to lick these creatures and pop on some Jethro Tull, but that's not the best idea,… » 11/19/11 3:45pm 11/19/11 3:45pm