Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Female Dragonflies Play Dead to Avoid Male Pursuits

Recent research reveals that moorland hawker dragonflies will plummet from to the sky and play dead to evade potential suitors.The moorland hawker dragonfly, also known...

Extraordinary Spiked Animal Glows in the Dark

The spiky yellow woodlouse resembles a miniature barbed worm — but boasts the amazing ability to glow in the dark, making up for any lack in physical size. The...

Meet the Crab with ‘Candy Cane’ Legs

This tiny creature was recently discovered poking its head out of a small shell in the shallow depths of Bonaire National Marine Park.Photographer and naturalist...

These Ants Carry Their Injured Brothers Home After Battle

Image: Wikimedia CommonsWhether they’re marching in lockstep on carefully organized raids or helping each other over obstacles, ants have long enjoyed a reputation as...

Bird Parents Argue Too, Prove They’re Just Like Us

Image: Wikimedia CommonsBird parents argue over parenting duties, especially when one bird is not pulling its weight, according to a study on zebra finches...

You Can’t Unsee This Weird Giant Shipworm

A giant worm-like sea creature the size of a baseball bat was recently spotted by scientists for the first time, and you may wish...

The Longest-Living Animals on Earth

While all organisms on earth live and die, many are capable of sustaining life much longer than others — often exceeding hundreds of years. Some...

Velociraptor was a LOT Smaller Than You Think

Thanks to the classic Hollywood movie Jurassic Park and its sequels, including the most recent Jurassic World, gigantic dinosaurs have forever been ingrained into our...

These Fish Are Leaving the Sea to Walk on Land

Blenny fish highlight their most recent evolutionary adaptation — transitioning to live out of water on to land in order to escape formidable aquatic predators.More than...

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