Animals

Science

Insects Are Obsessed With Light For An Extremely Uncanny Reason

BySamuel Fabian, Jamie Theobald, Yash Sondhi and The Conversation
Pet Science

Why Do Cats Hate Water? The Aversion Has A Simple Answer

ByElana Spivack
"Despised creatures"

The Suicide Squad: Ratcatcher, Starro, and James Gunn's radical empathy

ByEmily Gaudette
Reel science

Netflix’s bloodiest sci-fi thriller of 2021 reveals a real-life monster

ByTara Yarlagadda
Science

'Seaspiracy' fact check: An expert debunks the controversial Netflix doc

ByJake Kleinman
paw patrol

Dogs need these 7 traits to survive the ultimate endurance sport

ByElisa Shoenberger
Game Previews

'Stray' transforms every annoying cat behavior into a charming game mechanic

ByHayes Madsen
Worldview

A 96 million-year-old fossil is the best reason to visit Texas for science geeks

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Reel Science

Netflix's most inspiring new sci-fi show reveals a controversial real-life debate

ByTara Yarlagadda
Video Games Issue 2021

The best Western RPG ever made has a surprising real-life benefit

ByTara Yarlagadda
Inverse Game Reviews

'Stray' review: The best cat game ever made and a serious 2022 GOTY contender

ByJoseph Yaden
Dream Teams

What did dinosaurs look like? An unlikely team is debunking old beliefs

ByEmma Betuel
search party

Meet the vet "detectives" searching for the next Covid-19

ByAli Pattillo
Microbe swap

Does owning a pet boost your gut health?

ByMiriam Fauzia
Sound of science

Noise pollution: What the future of the cricket means for Earth's fate

ByTara Yarlagadda
Deep sea

Look: An alien-like new cephalopod was found deep in the ocean

ByRobin Bea
This week in science

NASA's electric plane and more: Understand the world through 9 images

ByRobin Bea
zero to sixty

Watch: Microscopic beetle bends the rules of flight

ByJennifer Walter
This week in science

Mauna Loa eruption and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
Around the World

Undiscovered animals could be hiding in these 4 Earth locations

ByTara Yarlagadda
Spider

Why are these spiders so deadly to humans?

ByJoAnna Wendel
Slither

Horny sea snakes are attacking divers because of this one trait

ByJennifer Walter
Bite Me

Behold! 8 of the most ferocious dinosaurs unearthed in 2021

ByJennifer Walter
This week in science

Webb Telescope alignment milestone and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
Science

5 surprisingly altruistic reasons ancient humans and dogs came together

ByElana Spivack
This week in science

Webb Telescope first images and more: Understand the world through 8 images

ByRobin Bea
Science

Can this bird self-medicate with plants to kill parasites? Researchers think so

ByJennifer Walter
say cheese

Breathtaking penguin photos captured by drones

BySarah Wells
This week in science

NASA InSight’s final photo and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
This week in science

SpaceX Starbase and more: Understand the world in 8 images

ByRobin Bea
Science

Amazing science photos of the week

ByJoAnna Wendel
Bipedalism, baby

Look: Ancient footprints likely belong to a human ancestor we have yet to find

ByJennifer Walter
Icky thump

Pig kidney and more: 10 milestones in transplanting animal organs

ByJennifer Walter
oddball

Look: Ancient shrimp-like creature sheds light on an evolutionary mystery

ByJennifer Walter
Science

What is the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone?

ByJoAnna Wendel
Lost and Found

Tiny mammal reappears after 50 years in hiding

ByNina Pullano
This week in science

Orion splashdown and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
Case Closed

Scientists finally discover the origin of mysterious ocean orbs

ByRobin Bea
This week in science

Perseverance hunts for life and more: Understand the world in 8 images

ByRobin Bea
NSFW!

Cannibalism and orgies: Meet the 5 animals with the weirdest sex lives

ByJennifer Walter
This week in science

Artemis wet dress rehearsal delay and more: Understand the world through 8 images

ByRobin Bea
Seeing is believing

Look: Missing 19th century platypus and echidna specimens discovered in museum storage

ByJennifer Walter
This week in Science

Near-Earth asteroid and more: Understand the world through 9 images

ByRobin Bea
Ants

Loss of flight in worker ants led to one big perk

ByJoAnna Wendel
Orbiting animals

What 6 animals on the ISS can tell us about life in space

ByRobin Bea
animal crossing

Look: 8 animals will flourish thanks to the largest wildlife corridor in the world

ByJennifer Walter
This week in science

Inspiration4 launch day and more: Understand the world through 8 images

ByRobin Bea
Souped-Up Snails

Look: A computer smaller than a penny solved an ecological mystery

ByJennifer Walter
incredible

Can octopuses dream? A new study hints at a tantalizing answer

ByClaire Cameron
Science

Watch: Fossilized tracks reveal how gigantic dinosaurs walked without tipping over

ByJennifer Walter