New Mexico kids wait for the bus inside "kid cages" because... wolves?

In Reserve, New Mexico, children huddle together inside "kid cages" while waiting for the school bus. The wood and mesh structures, pictured below, were ostensibly built to protect young ones from being preyed upon by local wolf populations. Sound ridiculous? That's because it is. » 10/31/13 10:15am 10/31/13 10:15am

A wolf howl is the ultimate sign of respect (if you're a wolf)

Wolf howls are among the most recognizable—and, depending on one's situation, most fearsome—sounds in the wild, with their low pitch and long duration making them the perfect form of natural long-distance communication. But just why do wolves want to reach out to one another over the vast expanses of forest and tundra? » 8/25/13 5:00pm 8/25/13 5:00pm

How much caffeine is too much?

A lethal dose of caffeine is thought to be roughly 10 grams — about the mass of your standard #2 pencil. That converts to a whopping (but basically undrinkable) 4.69 gallons of coffee, or 120 standard cans of Red Bull. Still, 2012 saw several deaths linked to energy drinks in the United States — five were attributed to … » 2/08/13 11:26am 2/08/13 11:26am

Computer simulation reveals how easy it is to hunt like a wolf

Wolves are considered unusually intelligent animals because their packs seem to use complex communication and strategy. But a computer simulation reveals even the most complicated hunting pattern can be explained by two instinctual behaviors. This is bad news for animal intelligence. » 10/27/11 1:13pm 10/27/11 1:13pm