If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.
In the early 1990's, ornithologists were stunned to learn about the discovery of poisonous birds.
When whale carcasses fall to the sea floor, they become food for a vast and complex array of ocean creatures, a community called a whale fall.
There may be as many as one million to 1.5 million species of fungi, but that we've identified and named only about ten-percent of them.
Seamen have long reported miraculous sightings of luminous, glowing seawater.
What's six times lighter than steel but up to 250 times stronger?
I'm not saying dogs weren't intelligent creatures in their distant past, before they were domesticated, but now wolves are much smarter than dogs.
Dog-human attentiveness may mean that dogs make better subjects to study cognitive skills than primates, even chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives.
Yet just as horses can cause paralyzing injuries, they can also help people learn to walk again through a form of physical rehabilitation called hippotherapy.
Are you familiar with shape memory alloy? There's no actual memory involved, at least not in computer or human terms.
It's true that you can find gold underground, in stream beds, and in rocks...
Why are there males and females? Why are there two sexes instead of three, or twelve, or one?
Did you know that some spiders, East African jumping spiders, that is, don't just have an appetite for meat, but for blood as well?
Hundreds of species of butterflies are threatened or endangered worldwide as a result of destruction or alteration of their habitats.
Are you a twin? No, well are you sure? You could be a twin, but the twin is within, or a chimera.