Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bizarre

World’s Largest Frog is the Size of a House Cat

The Goliath frog is a three foot long amphibian the size of a house cat — often weighing as much as seven pounds.This rare species (Conraua goliath) has...

Why Did the Dung Beetle Roll this Dead Lizard Around?

A viral video posted by the Invertebrate Studies Institute showing a dung beetle rolling a dead lizard across the desert has scientists scratching their heads in...

Monkeys Steal Stuff From Tourists, Hold Items for Ransom

A new study shows that monkeys are capable of both robbing and bartering with humans.Macaques living near the Uluwatu Temple on the Island of Bali...

Dazzling and Deadly — The Spun Glass Caterpillar

This unique crystalline caterpillar truly catches the eye, but dangerous barbs make for looking only.The spun glass caterpillar Isochaetes beutenmuelleri is a member of...

Differently Sized Animals Perceive Time at Different Speeds

Research reveals that animals perceive time at speeds relative to their body size — which means that small animals actually see in slow motion.A...

Giant Octopus Devours Jellyfish And Keeps The Tentacles

Image: MBARI via New Scientist/ YouTubeA rare and mysterious octopus was recently filmed with prey for the first time ever, and it turns out...

Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Long Periods Without Oxygen

Naked mole rats are some of the most amazing mammals on the planet — capable of surviving nearly 20 minutes in environments without oxygen. A new study...

Unknown Spider Species Builds ‘Stonehenge’ Out of Silk

There was a lot of head-scratching going on when a young scientist first stumbled on what looked like a tiny replica of Stonehenge in...

A Giant Extinct Cow is Being Brought Back to Life

Scientists are currently applying back-breeding genetic techniques to modern cows containing applicable DNA in order to restore the auroch — a massive bovine renowned...

This Spider’s Silk is 10X Stronger than Kevlar

Image: Wikimedia CommonsThe Darwin’s bark spider is nothing special to look at — black, reddish-brown, and white, they resemble a bit of bark or...

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