Whatever your epicurean exploits were yesterday, you ain’t got nothin’ on the gluttony going on in the animal kingdom. The post Did You Overdo It This Thanksgiving? You Got Nothin’ on These Critters appeared first on WIRED.
Our sea otters love them! This Marine Mammal Monday, learn what it’s like to have the densest fur in the animal kingdom.
Not since the extinction of the dinosaurs has Earth lost so much life. This time, however, it can’t be attributed to asteroids, volcanic eruptions or an ice age. Humans are the perpetrators. According to the Center for Biological Diversity,...Show More Summary
Shrikes are nondescript and ubiquitous birds that have made a name for themselves as the leatherfaces of the animal kingdom. They don’t just eat their prey, they impale it on spikes and display is as part of their courtship ritual. That’s nasty enough, but they have one other trick up their sleeves. Read more...
From a slam-dunking parrot to a speedy tortoise, take a look at these cool and bizarre achievements in the animal kingdom.
By Robert Niles: Walt Disney World is revealing more details about its next big attraction, the Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Concept art courtesy Disney In ?Rivers of Light,? a pair of mystical hosts come to the river bearing gifts of light. Show More Summary
Slugs are not typically the hottest creatures in the animal kingdom: They are gummy and gross and release an unpleasant secretion as they slide about in hot suburban parking lots. But not all slugs are created aesthetically equal: A so-called "blue dragon" sea slug was discovered and photographed off the... More »
A close cousin of the jellyfish has evolved over time into a microscopic parasite, new research shows. The finding represents the first case of extreme evolutionary degeneration of an animal body.
Children are taught that all living organisms -- from animals, plants, and fungi to bacteria and single-celled organisms -- belong to specifically different categories of organic life. A new discovery by Tel Aviv University researchers...Show More Summary
VideoWhenever we look at something unfamiliar for the first time, it's only human nature that we look for the familiar in it. Even given the huge variety of what turns up in the animal kingdom, it's only natural that we look for one of the most universal attributes in what we [...]
A conservative Member of Parliament wants the United Kingdom to embrace the hedgehog as its national animal. Just—don’t embrace it too hard, because you’ll end up getting stuck. Read more...
Oh sorry, were you not aware that hedgehogs reign superior in the animal kingdom? Well, we have news for you. They do. They are just SO. DAMN. CUTE! But if that's not enough to convince you, no worries, we've anticipated this. Just give...Show More Summary
Drugs are baaad, mmkay? And it is highly recommended that you NOT take micro-doses of LSD while you're at work. So just don't do drugs. Never. (So that when you do...) And check out all the other animals in the animal kingdom that like...Show More Summary
Is Donald Trump's charisma the sign of a good leader? Is dominance necessary for obtaining political prominence? A new study suggests the candidates can learn a thing or two from the animal kingdom.
The whole pumpkin spice craze has gone way too far — this we all know. But now it's even made its way into the animal kingdom. Not only have we overloaded the market with needless pumpkin spice products, but fluffy guinea pigs are also...Show More Summary
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for U.S. President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution review some interesting perspectives on the nature of leadership. Show More Summary
Elephants, rhinos and hippos join the Dark Side in "The New Order," a series of helmets for the animal kingdom inspired by "Star Wars"
By Robert Niles: At the D23 Expo in Japan today, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek revealed the name of the new indoor boat ride in the upcoming Avatar pavilion at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The name of the ride was the most prominent detail...Show More Summary
By Robert Niles: Walt Disney World has revealed some additional details about its upcoming Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The reveal came in an audition notice for "Contemporary and Bollywood-Style Dancers" to perform in the show, which will debut at the park next year. Show More Summary
The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom. That is the conclusion of Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, who has spent the last three years...Show More Summary