Poo

comb jellies

This Jelly’s Butthole Only Appears When It Poops

“No anus or anal pore in any other animal is like this.”
Becky Ferreira
3.5.19
Science

Scientists Reveal Why Wombats Shit Bricks

A Georgia Tech team inflated balloons in the digestive tracts of dead wombats to learn about their uniquely cubic poops.
11.19.18
worms

Poop From Invasive 'Crazy Worms' Is Altering Midwest Soil

Scientists found that the poop-balls produced by invasive Asian jumping worms are packed with nutrients that can’t be easily accessed by plants native to the Midwest US.
Becky Ferreira
11.7.18
Mysteries

Poop is Raining From the Sky in Canada, and the Government Says It's Not Planes

Is this the crappiest government cover-up ever?
Jordan Pearson
6.29.18
Triassic Bowel Movements

This Beautiful Ancient Poop Contains Triassic Fish Bones and Beetles Wings

The land before potty time.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
oh good

Scientist Poop Will No Longer Be Pumped into the Antarctic Ocean

Seals and penguins were being exposed to “high levels of fecal bacteria.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.23.17
bowel movements

The Physics of Taking a Crap

What if we told you humans and elephants are remarkably similar when it comes to pooping?
David Hu and Patricia Yang
4.29.17
Canada

Scientists Are Now Trying Fecal Transplants on Kids

Desperate parents are attempting DIY fecal transplants on their kids.
Kate Lunau
9.16.16
Australia

Plague of Bats Holds Australian Town Hostage with Aerial Shit Blitz

Whether people like it or not, these mammals and their guano play an important role in Australia’s native forest ecosystems.
Sarah Emerson
6.11.16
Canada

These Polar Bears Are Pooping Glitter, For Science

Scientists feed glitter to animals to mark their poop for study.
Kate Lunau
5.10.16
climate change

Your Shit-Powered Car of the Future Could Be Five Years Away

A new report explores the possibilities of using waste of all sorts—human, animal, and chemical—to power heating and transport.
Nafeez Ahmed
4.22.16