On today's Moment of Science, we're talking about the giant weta, a record holder of the insect world that needs our protection.
Giant penguin populations started to decline about twenty five million years ago.
How lancewood tree leaves change to defend against the moa, a flightless bird.
Scientist are studying the extinct giant moa bird and its environment. Find out what kinds of artifacts they are searching for to help their study!
You probably haven't heard of the Sooty Shearwater. This creature can travel 40,000 miles in just 200 days, which is the longest migration we have on record.
As you know, bats are the only flying mammals, and, as their bodies became increasingly specialized for flight over the course of evolution, most species lost the ability to walk. Only a couple of exceptions are known, including a species of bat that lives in New Zealand and the common vampire bat of South and Central America. While other bats can only shuffle, these bats use their wings as forelimbs, so they can walk around like any other four-legged animals. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
What role do hand gestures play in regular conversation? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Over the past few decades, the earthworm population has severely decreased. Since the New Zealand flatworm accidentally made its way to the British Isles in 1963, it has wreaked havoc on some of the land, devouring fields of earthworms.