When you think of an anglerfish, you probably think of something like the creature above: Big mouth. Gnarly teeth. Lure bobbing from its head. Endless nightmares following.
The red shiner is just a few inches long, and has no big scary fangs, no claws, no stinger and no poisonous spines.
At first glance, the pin head-sized spider Zodarion cyrenaicum seems like its on a suicide mission every time it hunts for a meal.
As humans take up ever more space and urbanize the untamed wilderness, the animals that call these places home have a tough choice to make: move on to someplace else or adapt to their new surroundings
In North Carolina, a scientist finds snakes dressed as their long-gone neighbors.
Letting your opponent land the first blow usually isn’t a surefire strategy for winning a fight, but for one insect predator, it’s the only way to come out on top.
Ah Sunday. The day of rest. A day for sleeping in, having a big brunch and watching bad action movies on basic cable. A day for murdering your own children and consuming their bodies.
Chemical warfare. Hijacked communications. Stowaways. Eavesdropping. Sounds like the makings of a spy movie, but it’s just another day in nature.
In the 1990s, the fly Philornis downsi was accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Islands, probably in a shipment of fruit.