Pigs communicate constantly with one another. More than 20 of their oinks, grunts, and squeals have been (more…)
The extremely fast buzzing of wings makes houseflies buzz in the key of F…but they still move pretty slowly!
A housefly is (more…)
Snakes, blue-ringed octopus, spiders, scorpions and platypus among species to be included in Australia’s first dedicated venom storage facility. (more…)
Lungfish and salamanders can hear, despite not having an outer ear or tympanic middle ear. These early terrestrial vertebrates were probably also able to hear 300 million years ago, as shown in a new (more…)
Scientists have discovered a new species of fanged frog (Limnonectes larvaepartus) that is the world’s only known frog able to give birth to tadpoles. If that wasn’t enough, L. larvaepartus also fertilizes its eggs internally, a (more…)
Every animal is plagued by some sort of pest. You’d think we would all be better off if we got rid of them, but in fact parasites are rather handy.
Meet, if you dare, the Old World hookworm. Its flesh is a pinkish grey, and its head is slightly, creepily bent away from its body. It has a wide mouth, (more…)
I’m always shocked by how little we know about spiders, including this shocking new discovery that the common garden center spider creates super-strong webs out (more…)