Saharan Silver Ants capturing a beetlea

Mad dogs, Englishmen, and Silver Ants Go Out in the Midday Sun

Several species have managed to adapt to the harsh, unforgiving environment of deserts.
Close-up of a brown centipede

Journey to the Center(pede) of the Earth

The deepest living centipede has been discovered in a Croatian cave.
Shark fin protruding out of water

Shark Attacks: A History of Hype

A history of shark attacks and public response to them.
Close-up of a kangaroo

That Kangaroo? It’s Left-Handed

According to a recent study, a majority of kangaroos are left-handed.
A troop of baboons

A Democratic Experiment Among Baboons

New research on baboon troops suggests that they employ democratic decision-making.
Fossilized dinosaur eggs

The Color of Dinosaur Eggs

What color were dinosaur eggs? Looking at their closest cousins, birds, may give us a clue.
Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat

For Pets in Ancient Egypt, Life Was Hard (or Really Easy)

Life wasn’t always easy for pets in ancient Egypt.
A woman reaches out from bed to silence her alarm clock

Early Bird? Night Owl? It Might Be in Your Genes.

Researchers in England have identified several genes associated with the timing of peak activity.
A Sawfish swimming in the water

With Few Mates, Female Sawfish Go It Alone

Smalltooth sawfish are increasingly reproducing without males, according to new research.
A row of caught haibut

Just for the Halibut: More Fish are Deliberately Wasted Than Caught

More halibut are dumped dead in the ocean as waste than sold by fishermen.