How A Viral Video Revealed A Previously Undocumented Ant Behavior

Ants are incredible little creatures, known especially for their complex societies and teamwork, but we've never quite seen them work together like this. In this video, the speed of the internet meets the deliberateness of the scientific enterprise and reveals the limitations of each. » 9/01/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Citizen Science Helped Us Understand More About The Adorable Olinguito

It was just a year ago when the world first formally met the olinguito. The discovery of the creature - the first mammal discovered in the Americas in 35 years - made it the smallest member of the family that includes raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos. Thanks to crowdsourcing, we now know a whole lot more about… » 8/26/14 10:00am 8/26/14 10:00am

The Woodpecker's Guide to Avoiding Head Injuries

Most woodpeckers use their beaks to drill into tree trunks in search of tasty bugs and their larvae. One group of 'peckers, the sapsuckers, lick the sap out of the holes they drill using their long, brush-like tongues. The acorn woodpecker drills holes to store individual acorns. Colonies of acorn woodpeckers can… » 8/22/14 1:00pm 8/22/14 1:00pm

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 8/17/14 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