Young Hawaiian seals are showing up with eels stuck in their noses — and we’re not really sure why

Sure you’ve had bad days, but have you had an ‘eel up your nose’ day?

Microplastics found in the guts of all sea turtles across the oceans

More than 100 turtles were tested — all had synthetic fibers in their guts.

Geckos can walk on water: here’s how (with a video)

Another mystery solved my science!

Rats and pigeons are slowly replacing iconic species, and it’s our fault

The “losers” are exactly the ones you want to protect.

Scientists sequence Lonesome George’s genome, find genes associated with long life and giant size

Lonesome George is dead — but his story is still alive, written in a genome whose secrets we are just beginning to explore. 

Spider milk is a thing, and it’s 4 times more nutritious than cow’s milk

The spiders also nurse their young for a long time — another unique feature among spiders.

Widely used insect repellent also kills off salamander larvae

Careful with that insect repellant.

Gruesome parasitic wasp turns social spiders into ‘zombies’

This wasp is like out of a nightmare.

Microplastics could break down whole ecosystems — they’re making prey unresponsive to predators

This could be a very bad development.

Termites recycle their methane — scientists want us to copy them

This isn’t the first time we’ve tried copying termites.

Birds-of-paradise males need more than looks to get a girlfriend

These gals want everything to be just right.

Cat’s tongues are surprisingly complex — and better at cleaning than any brush we have

Fur lickin’ findings.

Sprawling termite complex from Brazil is visible from space — and 4,000 years old

Technically, it’s piles of construction waste, in the termites’ eyes.

Amazing new footage of rare and elusive Javan rhino wallowing in the mud

Researchers went face to face with an amazing (and critically endangered) rhino.

Scientists draw inspiration from nature to develop cheese-smelling electronic nose

Scientists went to the zoo to develop better electronic noses.

How wombats make cubed poop

The answer to a question you never knew you had.

Killer whales display personality traits such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection — just like humans or chimps

They are really smart creatures.

Orangutans can ‘talk’ about the past and the future, study suggests

We used to believe this is a human-only perk.

Climate change might damage male fertility

This does not bode well.

Poaching evolution: elephants are evolving to lose their tusks

It would be an amazing example of evolution — if it weren’t so tragic.