Animals

Animals

This walrus can whistle, growl, and gurgle on command

E.T., a 30-year-old walrus at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo, is clearly in training to replace Wilford Brimley. He has the looks down, and he’s working …

Animals

Maybe don’t tell children they can hug a rabid bat

Hey! Are you a jackass? Then you could probably use this advice: As much goodwill and admiration as you may think you’re earning by knowing …

Factory Farms

Food mega-wholesaler Sysco pledges to liberate pigs from crates

The last year has seen a wave of companies reject one of the worst factory farm practices out there. But Sysco's pledge might have the most impact yet.

Climate Change

Nature, revised: In a brave new world, we write the rules

Eco-critic Ursula Heise talks about the tired stories we tell about the planet, and suggests that we find some new ones.

Animals

Wolverines refrigerate their food

Wolverines are loners, and they don’t like to share. They try not to hang out anywhere near other wolverines or other mammals, a social preference …

Animals

Here’s a mama polar bear helping her baby to safety

It’s sort of unfortunate that polar bears have become such a symbol of the need to protect our natural world, because while I support them …

Are more colorful lobsters a bad sign?

More and more unusually colored lobsters are being reported, as stocks in Maine spike and those in Connecticut plummet.

Animals

This weird artificial jellyfish is made from the cells of a rat

Watch the video below, and consider this: “Genetically, this thing is a rat,” Harvard biophysicist Kit Parker told Nature News. But, we hear you saying, …

Animals

Baby gorillas have figured out how to dismantle hunting snares

In the forests of Rwanda, mountain gorillas sometimes get caught in snares that were intended for game like antelopes. Adult gorillas can often escape; younger …