This Is What The Rattlesnake "Combat Dance" Looks Like

Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes are a common sight in the forests and hiking trails in Southern California, so it was no surprise that a group of mountain bikers - who were also National Park Service volunteers - came across a pair of the rattlers last week. They were, however, treated to a unique bit of snake behavior. » 8/17/14 10:00am Sunday 10:00am

Annoyed by Fake Shark Documentaries? Here's A Double Helping Of Reality

Well, Shark Week has done it again. "Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine," about a mythical 30-foot great white prowling South African waters, is another fake documentary. As an antidote, each day this week we'll be sharing videos about sharks that contain actual facts. » 8/11/14 5:09pm 8/11/14 5:09pm

Brutus The Three-Legged Croc Enjoys A Sharky Snack

At first, you might think that Croc vs. Shark is just something that gets discussed in the writers' rooms at SyFy. But there are some places in the world where crocs and sharks do swim the same waters. Like in Australia. » 8/07/14 5:00pm 8/07/14 5:00pm

How Whales Will Save The World – If We Let Them

For a thousand years humans systematically hunted whales for their meat, oil, and bone. Some whale populations were reduced by as much as 90%. But now that they're being protected, scientists are realizing the critical role that whales play in balancing marine ecosystems. Here are four ways they keep oceans healthy. » 8/06/14 11:15am 8/06/14 11:15am

Is Saving The Whales Key To Mitigating Climate Change?

The great whales, once under the threat of death from most seafaring nations (and now only a scant few), are some of the largest creatures to ever grace our planet. The group includes all the aptly named Mysteceti, the whales who filter plankton and krill through the plates of baleen that line their jaws, and the… » 8/06/14 1:55pm 8/06/14 1:55pm

Scientists Have Figured Out How To Make Organisms Transparent

It's like wearing X-ray goggles, but better. Caltech researchers have created two new techniques that allow them to identify individual cells within 3D, intact organisms or tissues. And the results are jaw-droppingly beautiful. » 8/02/14 9:30am 8/02/14 9:30am