Animals

bird brains

Climate change turns birds into cannibals

As food becomes scarce, gulls in Washington state are turning to their own kind.

Pizzlies, narlugas, and other creatures from our weird changing world

An animated guide to how climate change is remixing species.

Cenaceananigans

Now you can listen to the world’s largest collection of whale sounds

This archive of whale and dolphin recordings is basically "Humpback for Beginners," we assume.

Sometimes we are all this octopus climbing up the walls

Watch this intrepid mollusk make a break for it at the Seattle Aquarium. Hang in there, you tentacled monster from the deep!

not kitten around

6 cute animal friendships that will make you love science

This is real science, we swear!

You Gonna Finish That?

Picky eaters — like penguins and my cousin Jables — could starve under climate change

Specialist eaters like chinstrap penguins could face species-ending food shortages, while generalists like gentoo penguins thrive.

Pour A 40

We’ve killed off half the world’s wildlife in 40 years, and I’ve got something in my eye

It's not that half of all vertebrate species have gone extinct -- it's just the population counts that have dropped by 52 percent. Oh, phew.

Whoah, Nice Marmot

This marmot wants to make out with you because of climate change

Featuring steamy lines from "nature's pickup artists."

Wild Mannered

Should wilderness get the axe?

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. But climate change means we need to rethink what "wild" even means.