Meet your maker: 5 ways humans are making animals extinct

Plus a look at some of the animals that have recently been lost from the planet.

Why do whales become stranded on shore?

It’s a whale of a tale I’ll tell you

The different types of forests: everything you need to know

The green lungs of the earth come in many different varieties.

Common spiders living in your house

There’s a spider in the bath!

Myth bashing: Bears are not ferocious flesh-eaters

Their diet is mostly plant-based!

Mindblowing fact of the day: sharks are older than trees

That’s seriously badass!

How palm trees thrive in Vancouver despite the freezing Canadian weather

Palm trees in Vancouver aren’t fake.

Who invented the flushing toilet?

A historical account of one of mankind’s most important inventions.

1809 map shows where all our favorite French foods came from

Everyone knows French cuisine is simply spectacular – and it has been for centuries.

The Survivors: Living Fossils That Have Been Around for Hundreds of Millions of Years

These animals lived alongside the dinosaurs.