In Photos: Creepy-Crawly Experiment Reveals Spider's Brain
jumping spider takes bait
October 24th, 2014
The vision of jumping spiders is almost equal to the sight of humans. Researchers, however, didn't know how to study the arachnids' visual system for one simple reason: every time they tried to look at the spiders' brains, the animals would explode.
Read More »
Swimming Mammoths Beat Humans to California
An intact pygmy mammoth skeleton, channel islands
October 23rd, 2014
A fossil tusk rescued from the sea proves mammoths swam to Southern California's Channel Islands much earlier than thought, and they beat humans there.
Read More »
Creepy: Peering into Spiders' Brains Without Exploding Them
Jumping spider
October 24th, 2014
Researchers have developed a new technique that helps them peer into the brain of a jumping spider, an arachnid famed for its excellent vision, and record how the brain cells in its visual system process images.
Read More »
Photos: Amazing Shots from 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' Contest
Hummingbird, photo contest
October 23rd, 2014
A striking black-and-white photo of lions took first prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, but the international panel of judges awarded a handful of other gifted artists of all ages.
Read More »
Solved: When Earth's Largest Shark Disappeared
Megalodon Fighting Titanoboa
October 22nd, 2014
A new study of fossil records estimates that the 60-foot-long (18 meters) Megalodon shark went extinct 2.6 million years ago.
Read More »
Incredible Photo of Lazing Lions Wins Wildlife Photography Contest
Photo contest lion photo
October 23rd, 2014
A stunning black-and-white photo of five lionesses relaxing with their cubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has taken the top prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, held this week at London's Natural History Museum.
Read More »
Thieving Chimps Caught Raiding Crops at Night (Video)
Chimp stealing food
October 22nd, 2014
Groups of roving chimpanzees were caught red-handed stealing crops from farmers in Uganda at night by hidden camera traps.
Read More »