In 2010, a group of scientists went on an expedition into the Abanda caves in the rainforest of Gabon.
Forget about whether the chicken crossed the road or not. The question for some scientists is why other birds won’t even come near a roadway.
When Eurasian rollers feed their babies grasshoppers, centipedes, and other insects, the chicks aren’t just getting the nutrition they need to grow—they’re getting an arsenal.
It’s not just me and my brothers and sisters that warn each other to back off from our food: Scientists now think that bats do it, too.
Carnivorous plants are pretty awesome, taking revenge on the animal kingdom for our plant-eating ways, but they lack a certain sense of the dramatic.
There was something off about some of the bears. They didn’t belong there.
Many ant species are territorial and aggressive. That maybe wouldn’t be so bad if ants were loners, but they tend to stick together in groups, sometimes tens of thousands strong.
Back in the early 2000s, ornithologist Doug Levey was teaching a course at the University of Florida when he had a weird idea about poop.
When I wrote about the kakapo—a chubby, flightless parrot that looks like a parakeet crossed with an owl crossed with a Muppet—last year, a group of the birds had recently arrived at their new home on