Should we be hunting a whole new sort of alien life?
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Be happy that's the case, as we humans wouldn't be able to do what we do without them.
Fischer received a $5 million grant to lead a project studying mortality. Motherboard captured an hour of his thoughts for all time.
Close encounters with Pakicetus attocki, the so-called "first whale," which was actually a four-legged, wolf-sized land animal that lived 50 million years ago.
Courtesy of the female great tits.
In urban areas all our human noise is making it difficult for some birds the hear one another, and find mates.
Sergei Bulat and his team thought they'd discovered an "unclassified and unidentified" life form, but actually, their samples were just contaminated.
Bring on the Krang-style immortality.
Party with a walrus underwater, and more.
When the reef outlook is usually negative, it's nice to see a study that doesn't spell total doom.
The Greater Mekong region, which includes parts of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, is a hotspot for new discoveries.
The massive, deadly raptors portrayed in the movies are totally wrong. In reality, Velociraptor was only a few feet tall and had feathers. It was basically a larger, predatory chicken.
Over the past two weeks, "our _Spaced Out_ episode":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/9/4/motherboard-tv-meet-the-guy-who-hunts-space-bears-in-rural-virginia about the naturalist Mike Shaw and his love for "tardigrades":http://serc.carleton.edu/microb…
I mean, come on. Look at that guy!
We thought we'd seen everything come out the other end of a 3D printer — guns, …
Here's something that could solve a great deal of humanity's problems real quick: humans not having to eat so much, or at all. We could stop mowing down the Amazon to plant grains to feed cows, or maybe we could take our collective foot off the neck
There are nearly two million described species of animal and plant life in the world, with estimates of the total number of species ranging from a few to many multiples of those described. On top of the mammoth zoological task of cataloging all that
I don't think President Obama suddenly had some kind of epiphany before "his interview":http://abcnews.go.com/Video/video?id=16312904&tab=9482931%C3%82%C2%A7ion=2808950&playlist=2808979 with ABC News yesterday, in which he affirmed his support for ga…
Bio-GIFs are the animated gifts biology has gifted to the Internets. And here's 10 of the best of them, presented in one particular order. Which is the order that the deterministic biology of my brain dictates as I type this post (we are all biologic…
North Korea threatening the world with indiscriminate destruction is nothing new. The Kim family business is based solely on the interplay between making threats and eventually capitulating in trade for food aid for the country's starving populace, f…
Male bed bugs take part in a rare and brutal form of insect mating called "traumatic insemination."
So Netflix, which has heretofore been my go-to dealer for random Jean Reno flicks, has now jumped into the political game. FLIXPAC, aside from being aggressively caps-locked, promises to dump a whole boatload of money into Capitol Hill in search of t…