Many of us know the rush of compassion that comes with hearing a young mammal's cries of distress (or, God help me, watching that one Sarah McLachlan commercial), but we might not be the only creature in the animal kingdom that is influenced by other species' calls.
Dr. Jaroslav Flegr, a Czech researcher who studies parasites and their effect on humans. Photo by the author Parasitic mind-control is common in the animal kingdom. The rabies virus produces a delirious rage in its dying host, causing the animal to infect new victims with its bite. Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian has mastered the ability to live as a creature on this earth. For example, this week she visited some koalas in Australia to demonstrate her ability to nuture. Adaptation, camouflage, migration, nesting in varied climates — she can do all of these things. When Kim Kardashian encounters wildlife,... More »
The Sept. 18 vote on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom has at least one animated character, well, animated. In a video clip attracting views by the millions, Groundskeeper Willie from "The Simpsons" makes clear his preference...Show More Summary
And now, a scene from the Joystiq documentary, "What Does The Fox Play: Games Starring Foxes": The red fox (vulpes vulpes) is a solitary creature that cares little for what other creatures in the animal kingdom think about it. In HipstaFox, we see...
Human beings could learn a lot from the animal kingdom. Specifically, we could learn how to make the most out of a seemingly sad situation, taking a lesson from this two-legged dog, who is hopping around without a care in the world. Or...Show More Summary
In another life, Snoop Dogg was a science teacher — a very questionable, inappropriate science teacher Jimmy Kimmel is giving Snoop the opportunity to flex his scientific muscles with the fake (we wish it were real) recurring series "Plizzanet Earth," in which the rapper narrates scenes from wildlife. Show More Summary
It's survival of the fittest in the animal kingdom, and only the best come out on top. This theory of natural selection is most evident in YouTube videos of animals literally riding other animals. Fortunately, Tastefully Offensive and...Show More Summary
The team behind animal-rights documentaries The Cove and Blackfish are turning their attentions to another, less-sympathetic corner of the animal kingdom: New York city's rat population. At the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday night, the producers announced that they had optioned the right’s to Robert Sullivan’s book Rats: Observations... More »
A full year after debuting at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the Australian thriller Felony is poised to hit theaters in the United States this fall. Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom) wrote the film andShow More Summary
From afar, the deep-sea animal species Dendrogramma enigmaticaI resembles a chanterelle mushroom. Upon closer inspection, though, the creatures seem to belong to the animal, not fungi, kingdom. And yet they cannot be classified under any existing animal group, perhaps necessitating an entire rewriting of the early tree of life, not...
More than fifty years ago, humans were pretty well convinced that they were special, different from the rest of the animal kingdom. That all changed in 1964 when Jane Goodall reported her observations of tool use in chimpanzees. NowShow More Summary
Acme Filmworks producer Ron Diamond has put together another fantastic SHOW OF SHOWS program. The 16th Annual edition features both studio and independent films from the US, Canada, Norway, France, United Kingdom, Poland and Russia. Included in the program is Disney’s Feast and Pixar’s Lava, and also includes 365, 365 one-second films chronicling a year [...]
Like a lot of people my age and older, my early impression of a wildlife professional was the Marlon Perkins/Jim Fowler “Wild Kingdom” type who millions of people got to see working directly with wild animals in exotic places. At age 18, in my first summer of field work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
The kingdom of isolation just got another inhabitant. Disney will release "Frozen Fever" in the spring of 2015, a new short film featuring characters from "Frozen." Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will return to direct the short, which will...Show More Summary
The Conversation In the comic series Watchmen, physicist Jon Osterman is blown apart in a science experiment gone awry. But his "consciousness" is able to pull his body back together atom by atom, becoming the radiating, blue-skinned Dr. Show More Summary
He's either slightly amused, or he's the most patient creature in the animal kingdom.
Anyone who's tried online dating will tell you: Putting your best-self out there can be tough, even on the Internet. Turns out this is especially true for members of the animal kingdom, as this webcomic from the always-excellent Rosemary Mosco (previously ) reveals. Read more...
ComingSoon.net gets on the phone with Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises) to talk about his role opposite Jack O'Connell in David Mackenzie's prison drama Starred Up, now playing in New York City and opening in Los Angeles on September 5.
It's a whacky weeks in the animal kingdom, huh? First, this puppy reversed the typical trend and actually pet its owner while he tried to nap. Now, a lion cub is meeting a human being and not trying to swallow him whole. Instead, inShow More Summary