While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.
Imagine getting a shot everyday that gave you all the nutrients you need for the day so that you no longer need to eat. Would you still have the desire to chew?
Rushing to the aid of a cute baby animal is hard to resist, but be careful and follow the proper procedure.
They may not use wall calenders, but apes too have their ways of planning ahead.
If you have a dog, you may have noticed that sometimes it seems to be smiling. Of course, we know that dogs don't really smile, right?
Are porcupine quills poisonous? Well no, let's start with the basics...
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.
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.
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.
You probably feel like your sleeping schedule is out of whack in some manner. Either you sleep too much, too little, or wake up too often. In fact, the typical eight hour uninterrupted sleep is what’s really unnatural. Learn more on this Moment of Science.