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

Video proof that dragonflies are nature's ninjas

This will blow your mind. A good ninja uses speed for evasion as well as pursuit. In this respect, there is perhaps no animal in the world more ninja-like than the dragonfly, as these jaw-dropping videos make abundantly clear. » 4/04/13 1:08pm 4/04/13 1:08pm

Like humans, dragonflies are capable of focusing their attention

Scientists have discovered that dragonflies can do something they didn't think invertebrates were capable of. It's called ‘selective attention.' Like primates, dragonflies have special brain cells that allow them to lock on to specific targets when hunting their prey, while simultaneously ignoring potential… » 12/21/12 12:20pm 12/21/12 12:20pm

Scientists unlock the secrets behind growing giant bugs

In an effort to understand the makeup of Earth's prehistoric atmosphere, a group of researchers has been trying to grow insects as large as their giant ancestors. It's all fun and games until they start overrunning the countryside. » 11/01/10 11:46am 11/01/10 11:46am