What it's like when a hungry polar bear decides you're lunch

Very few predators think humans would make a tasty treat, but polar bears are members of that exclusive club. While shooting his BBC documentary series The Polar Bear Family and Me, filmmaker Gordon Buchanan was approached by a hungry, 1,000-pound polar bear as he sat in his plexiglass pod. He marvels at her strength… » 1/05/13 10:00am 1/05/13 10:00am

Genetic evidence reveals that polar bears originally came from Ireland

Every polar bear alive today shares a common maternal ancestor, and it isn't even a bear from the same species. Their mitochondrial DNA reveals a 100,000 year story of interbreeding and hybridization...and the story is far from over. » 7/07/11 2:00pm 7/07/11 2:00pm

Robo-Bear Armed with a Canon Awaits His Perfect Shot

An armored polar bear, living in a future where bears have been uplifted into an intelligent but militarized species, controls a massive canon with a big old lens. But even though he's waiting to make his perfect shot, he manages to fall asleep while bunnies hop around his massive, armored paw and on his giant canon. » 3/24/08 11:57am 3/24/08 11:57am