How do some animals glow? — Speaking of Chemistry

Fireflies, frogs, jellyfish, mushrooms, and even parrots have mad glowing skills. Humans may rule the natural world, but we seriously missed the boat when it comes to emitting light from our own bodies. So how do these creatures do it? So the first thing you need to know is that there are two ways to Read more…

How Smart Are Animals? Our Tests May All Be Wrong…

You may have formed an impression of how animals think and feel from Disney Movies or documentaries, but the reality is startlingly different. A new study has shown that sheep can recognize human faces in photos, and can even recognize their owner — because that’s who the sheep are personally familiar with on a day-to-day Read more…

Scientists Grew a Lamb in a Bag… Wait What?

I know. This looks pretty freaky, but what you’re looking at is actually a monumental step forward for medicine. Researchers have now created an artificial womb that can successfully keep an extremely premature fetus alive and developing normally. A lamb fetus, that is. The latest development in artificial placenta-based life support technology is an update Read more…

The Strange Sexual Journey of the Male Seahorse

The seahorse, while a fish, doesn’t exactly look or act like one. They have a prehensile tail that can grab vegetation, a tube-shaped mouth for sucking up food, and when they have sex, it’s the male that gets pregnant. While male pregnancy in seahorses is fairly unique in the animal kingdom, their mating ritual might Read more…

The Cannibalistic Mating Ritual of the Praying Mantis

The praying mantis appears to be such a zen and calm creature. After all, the prayer is directly in it’s name! But the praying is understandable considering any sexual encounter for the male mantis, might be fatal. Praying mantis’ are characterized by the unique and specialized behavior of sexual cannibalism. The sperm transfer process can Read more…

How Close Are We to Talking With Animals?

You may not want to admit it, but at one time in your life, you’ve talked to an animal. Maybe it was letting a dog know it was a good dog or asking a cat where it’s been. Maybe you gave words of encouragement to an elephant or scolded a sheep. Whichever animal it was Read more…