16-foot dinosaur tail unearthed in Mexico is in perfect condition

For the first time in the country's history, paleontologists in Mexico have discovered a fully articulated dinosaur tail – and it's a doozy. Believed to have belonged to a hadrosaur living 72-million years ago, the tail's 50 intact vertebrae extend a whopping 16-feet in length, and are in pristine condition. » 7/23/13 11:20am 7/23/13 11:20am

Mind-reading wearable kitty tail wags when you're happy

Neuro Wear's Necomini ears, which read your brainwaves and display your emotions, ruled San Diego Comic-Con this year, with huge crowds of people donning the $100 gizmos. Now the company is moving from heads to tails, with a matching kitten tail that knows when to wag. » 9/23/12 12:00pm 9/23/12 12:00pm

Amputated gecko tails jump and move around long after their bodies are…

As a last-ditch effort to distract predators and escape, some animals will remove a limb or organ from their body. Geckos take this already hardcore survival strategy to insane new levels — their tails effectively remain alive long after amputation. » 1/19/12 1:20pm 1/19/12 1:20pm

Carnotaurus had the most ridiculously powerful dinosaur tail ever

Here's a nice counterbalance for our previous report on Carnotaurus's wimpy arms - it turns out any shortcomings in its arms were more than made up for with its super-strong tail, which made it one of the fastest hunters around. » 10/16/11 11:15am 10/16/11 11:15am