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May 21, 2013


The box jelly has a distinctive four-sided structure

The Alien ‘Brain’ Of The Box Jelly

The box jelly has evolved a central nervous system unlike any other animal on Earth.

June 27, 2012



Duck Panic

Do animals come into the world tabula rasa and only learn things from experience? Or do we emerge with some knowledge already hardwired?

February 15, 2012


a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator


Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

November 8, 2011



The Fluffy Science Of Cute

It's a fact, we love adorable things, but we still don't really know why.

October 13, 2011



The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

September 16, 2011



Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

July 12, 2011



Macaque Monkeys: “Clean Food Tastes Better!”

Have you heard the story about how one monkey on an island figured out how to wash his food, and then other monkeys starting doing it too?

June 6, 2011


Slideshow: Can You Guess This Animal’s Scientific Name?

Animals can have some pretty funny and interesting scientific names. See how many you can name!

June 3, 2011


Young penguins pose for the camera

To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

January 10, 2011


Red-wing blackbird perched on a branch

Why Birds Fell From The Sky Over New Years

News spread quickly about "birds falling from the sky." What happened to the birds?

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