Holy crap it's a hot pink slug

Fluorescent and vaguely obscene-looking, this technicolor terrestrial molusk lives on Mount Kaputar, a remote mountaintop in New South Wales, Australia. It is the only place on Earth slugs like this are known to reside. » 5/31/13 8:20am 5/31/13 8:20am

Sea Hare Ink Is One of Nature's Most Unusual Bioweapons

Sea hares are known for the colorful, sticky ink they let loose when knocked around by hungry predators (or mean humans). Scientists already knew a few ways this defense helped these squishy creatures escape the dinner plate. But new research reveals another purpose to the defensive ink, and it's unlike anything else… » 3/27/13 3:20pm 3/27/13 3:20pm

Your sex life is boring and every animal on Earth is laughing about it

Hey, you. You like sex, don't you? Of course you do. Weird sex? Kinky sex? Sure. You're probably all over that shit. But we bet your love life is still straight up Albertson's brand reduced fat vanilla compared to the fully loaded nookie-sundae that is sex in the animal kingdom. » 11/21/12 8:40am 11/21/12 8:40am

Mollusks evolved brains on four different occasions

As far as invertebrates go, you don't get much smarter than the members of the mollusk phylum, which includes octopuses, cuttlefish, and squid. But mollusks apparently didn't think through their evolutionary path very well, developing brains four times over. » 9/18/11 9:45am 9/18/11 9:45am

The weird and wonderful animals that make up Borneo's jungle ecosystem

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and comprises the nations of Malaysia, Brunei, and parts of Indonesia. It's one of the most incredibly diverse places on the planet, home to 15,000 plant species, 3,000 different trees, 221 different land mammal species, and 420 unique birds. And that number is… » 2/13/11 1:10pm 2/13/11 1:10pm

Get Rid of Your Mind-Controlling Parasite in Nine Easy Steps

So you’ve gotten yourself infected with mind-controlling parasite. And now the parasite is using your body, running up your credit card debt, and trying to take over your planet. Although possession by an alien parasite often means certain death, we offer a few remedies you should attempt before you resign yourself to… » 12/07/08 2:00pm 12/07/08 2:00pm