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Spider-Eating Wasp Species Build Homes with Ant Corpses

Spider-Eating Wasp Species Build Homes with Ant Corpses

A new species of spider wasp was discovered killing live ants and collecting the bodies for home security. Deuteragenia ossarium is a recently analyzed species of spider wasp that was found hiding skeletons...

100,000 Shark Fins Discovered on Rooftops in Hong Kong

100,000 Shark Fins Discovered on Rooftops in Hong Kong

A director for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society recently reported finding more than 100,000 shark fins drying on a rooftop in Shanghai.  Southeast Asia has become the frontrunner for capturing sharks and removing...

This Giant Deer Species Went Extinct Wielding 12ft Antlers

This Giant Deer Species Went Extinct Wielding 12ft Antlers

The largest deer species ever to walk the earth bore 12ft antlers but died out more than 10,000 years ago — leaving scientists debating its evolution. Megaloceros giganteus has many names, including the...

The Living Rock You Can Eat

The Living Rock You Can Eat

This strange creature looks like a rock in all regards — except that it can be sliced open and served up as a table delicacy. Pyura chilensis is known as a tunicate, endemic...

Scientists Discovered Why Elephants Don’t Get Cancer

Scientists Discovered Why Elephants Don’t Get Cancer

Image: Wikipedia While theoretically larger animals with more cells should be more predisposed to cancer — research shows elephants are hardly ever affected. Cancer is created when mistakes are made in cell reproduction,...

The Long-lived “Human Fish” No One Knows About

The Long-lived “Human Fish” No One Knows About

The Olm is a fascinating aquatic salamander that lives tucked away in dark caves throughout Europe — and you’ve probably never heard of it. The Olm, or Proteus anguinus, resides in the underground...

Dramatic Rescue of a Red Fox Hanging from its Tail

Dramatic Rescue of a Red Fox Hanging from its Tail

In this daring rescue a bloodied red fox is relieved of its helpless plight after dangling by its tail suspended in mid air for hours.    This footage reveals a member of the...

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