Meet the Argonaut, The World’s Weirdest Octopus

Octopuses are awesome. These eight-legged oddballs of the ocean have always had a dedicated fanclub, and the recent documentary My […]

Justine E. Hausheer

Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums

Death fainting! Walking embryos! And other weird facts about the underrated Virginia opossum.

Matthew L. Miller

When Mammals Glow in the Dark

Scientists are discovering dozens of mammals that glow under ultraviolet light, from flying squirrels to wombats to African springhares.

Justine E. Hausheer

Why Pandas Are Rubbing Themselves with Horse Manure

It’s true: for years, giant pandas have been rubbing horse manure on themselves. New research suggests a reason.

Christine Peterson

Bowerbirds: Meet the Bird World’s Kleptomaniac Love Architects

They display, they dance, and they collect baubles like a jealous hoarder. Meet Australia’s incredible bowerbirds.

Justine E. Hausheer

When Only a Hippopotamus Will Do

Hippos for the holidays? Some weird stories of human-hippo relations.

Matthew L. Miller

Meet the Dipper, the Songbird That Swims

Meet North America’s only aquatic songbird.

Justine E. Hausheer

There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Pythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds.

Justine E. Hausheer

Tarantulas: Color, Cancer and Cramps

Some consider tarantulas creepy, but these researchers find their venom more helpful than harmful.

Kris Millgate

Nature Nerd Trivia: Bats

How much do you really know about bats?

Justine E. Hausheer

Black Witch Moths: A Night-Time Trick or Treat

Black witch moths are dramatic creatures, feared in some cultures, celebrated in others.

Ken Keffer

Black Deer: Have You Seen This Rare Color of a Common Animal?

Black, or melanistic, white-tailed deer are a rare sight. Here’s what you need to know.

Matthew L. Miller