What's Your Favorite David Attenborough Moment?

The BBC will celebrate the life and work of Sir David Attenborough all next week, with its creatively titled #AttenboroughWeek. To help kick things off, the folks at EarthUnplugged asked a bunch of YouTubers to share and discuss their favorite Attenborough moments. » 4/18/14 5:06pm Friday 5:06pm

Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science

Earlier today, scientists announced they'd discovered an insect with a new kind of female sex organ. It looks a bit like a penis, and is called a gynosome. But almost every news outlet covered the story by describing the insects as "females with penises." This isn't just painfully wrong — it's bad for science. » 4/17/14 5:06pm Thursday 5:06pm

This Snake's Last Meal Tried To Eat Its Way Out

A Serbian biologist recently stumbled upon a rather disturbing sight, one that took her a few moments to process: A young viper snake had swallowed a centipede practically its own size — but it proved to be a meal that wasn't quite ready to give up. » 4/17/14 7:20am Thursday 7:20am

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 Does Human Culture Influence Our Genetics?

The way our ancestors ate, cooked, explored, and interacted with others has had a profound influence on our genetic inheritance. So how will modern culture shape the genetic legacies we leave to our descendents? » 4/14/14 11:19am 4/14/14 11:19am

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

Harrowing Photos Capture Tense Encounter Between Baby Baboon And Lion

While on a game drive in northern Botswana, a married couple witnessed a dramatic scene involving a troop of baboons fleeing from a pack of lions. What they saw next was completely unexpected — and showed the surprising tenderness that can be exhibited by even the most ferocious of animals. » 4/07/14 12:25pm 4/07/14 12:25pm

True Facts About the Octopus, Nature's Most Intelligent Ink-Farter

In this, the latest installment in his outstanding "True Facts about _________" nature series, Ze Frank takes a hilariously perceptive look at one of our favorite animal subjects: the octopus. » 4/02/14 12:22pm 4/02/14 12:22pm

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

Animals Could Help Reveal Why Humans Fall For Illusions

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Visual illusions, such as the rabbit-duck (shown above) and café wall (shown below) are fascinating because they remind us of the discrepancy between perception and reality. But our knowledge of such illusions has been largely limited to studying humans. » 3/23/14 3:00pm 3/23/14 3:00pm