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This May Be Why ‘Man-Eating’ Lions Targeted Humans

This May Be Why ‘Man-Eating’ Lions Targeted Humans

Image: Wikimedia Commons Humans typically aren’t a favorite menu item for lions, but occasionally, they do prey on people. Perhaps the most infamous incident was in 1898, when a pair of lions went on...

The First-Ever Glow-in-the-Dark Amphibian

The First-Ever Glow-in-the-Dark Amphibian

The polka-dot tree frog is the first-ever documented fluorescent amphibian on the planet. These frogs (Hypsiboas punctatus) are endemic to portions of South America including Brazil and Argentina, found throughout tropical forests, swamps, lowland marshes,...

Large Cave-Dwelling Spiders with Red Fangs Discovered in Mexico

Large Cave-Dwelling Spiders with Red Fangs Discovered in Mexico

A new species of red-fanged venomous spiders have been discovered living in caves outside of La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The species has been named the Sierra Cacachilas wandering spider (Califorctenus cacachilensis). An...

‘Ninja Lanternshark’ Glows, Has Best Name Ever

‘Ninja Lanternshark’ Glows, Has Best Name Ever

The Ninja lanternshark probably has the most epic name ever. The Central America dwelling shark has almost just as good of a scientific name too, Etmopterus benchleyi (for the author of Jaws). They...

Alligator Lizard Bites Snake While Being Swallowed

Alligator Lizard Bites Snake While Being Swallowed

Fighting back from the jaws of death, this alligator lizard was nearly swallowed whole by a kingsnake — but it decided to fight back. The brave reptile refused to accept its fate as...

VIDEO: This Spider Catches Prey with Sticky ‘Lasso’

VIDEO: This Spider Catches Prey with Sticky ‘Lasso’

This is not your average spider. While most spiders patiently wait for prey to get caught in their sticky web, the bolas spider hunts by utilizing a sticky ‘capture blob’ of silk on...

This Hairy Lobster is 7mm Long and Purple

This Hairy Lobster is 7mm Long and Purple

Have you ever seen anything like this before? Meet Lauriea siagiani,  better known as a species of the squat lobster, or hairy squat lobster. These small lobsters usually grow up to 7 millimeters long, and...

New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New members of the leaf-nosed bat family have been discovered inhabiting parts of South America — threatened with extinction on account of persistent regional burning.  Modern leaf-nosed bats belong to an ecologically diverse family (Phyllostomidae). They are small creatures that...

Early Relative of Dinosaurs Looked More Like Crocodiles

Early Relative of Dinosaurs Looked More Like Crocodiles

Image: National Science Foundation via Youtube More than 10 million years before true dinosaurs appeared, an ancient predecessor roamed the earth, but it looked nothing like the dinosaurs we know today. Teleocrater rhadinus,...

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