Saving California Condors, One Puppet At A Time

I've been obsessed with California condors for some time, possibly because my own local zoo in Los Angeles has been at the forefront of the California Condor Recovery Program. It's one of the coolest examples of science-based conservation in zoos, since baby chicks are often hand-reared by keepers wearing condor… » 4/18/14 2:44pm Friday 2:44pm

Heartbreaking Video Shows A Male Monkey Comforting His Dying Partner

Scientists working in Brazil recently witnessed a heartbreaking scene involving a female marmoset who sustained a mortal head injury after accidentally falling from a tree. They then watched in amazement as her partner of three-and-a-half years climbed down to comfort her as she lay dying. » 4/15/14 7:20am Tuesday 7:20am

How Do Red And Giant Pandas Coexist? The Secret Is In Their Skulls.

Red pandas and giant pandas have more in common than simply being equally adorable and included on the IUCN Red List. They both eat bamboo and live in the same habitats. How do they coexist without competing over the same resources? The secret might be hidden in their skulls. » 4/10/14 8:47pm 4/10/14 8:47pm

The Most Incredible Footage Of A Live Oarfish We've Ever Seen

During a recent Shedd Adventures trip to Baja, vacationers caught a glimpse of a rare oarfish making its way through shallow waters. Simply put, their video is our best glimpse of these elusive creatures to date. » 4/07/14 1:20pm 4/07/14 1:20pm

See The Most Detailed Images Ever Taken Of A Crocodile's Insides

Ever wanted to see inside the body of a crocodile in the highest of resolutions? Now you can, thanks to Ohio University Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology Larry Witmer. To understand dinosaur anatomy, he's turned to birds and crocodilians, their closest living relatives. » 4/05/14 11:01am 4/05/14 11:01am

Big Brown Bats Call Dibs On Their Dinners

You probably can't tell, but there's quite a bit of bat chatter going on in the American night sky. We knew that bats use echolocation to find food, but researchers have recently realized that they also have a variety of social calls. At ScienceNews, Scicurious reports on new research that describes one function of… » 3/28/14 10:45am 3/28/14 10:45am

How Do Pandas Eat So Much Bamboo?

For members of the taxonomic order Carnivora, giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) eat surprisingly little meat. They're nearly entirely herbivorous, subsisting almost exclusively on bamboo. What's strange about the panda is that it isn't really very well designed for a plant-based diet. At least not at first glance. » 3/26/14 4:31pm 3/26/14 4:31pm

This Gorgeous Sea Star Larva Is Your Next Desktop Wallpaper

You're going to want to expand this gorgeous, high-resolution photo to full screen, and use it as your desktop wallpaper. This transparent critter is a brachiolaria, which is the second larval stage of many types of sea stars. The photo was taken by Alex Semenov in July 2013, in Russia's White Sea. » 3/25/14 11:20am 3/25/14 11:20am