Here are the top six largest fish species (within around 33,100 described species). But, first of all, what is a fish? At first, it looks like an easy question, but in fact, it is not. There is a wide range of animals we call “fish”, so it is not easy to define what makes a […]
Another unique and interesting friendship between a wild reptile and a man, like the famous story of Chito and Pocho. This Japanese man, named Nobumitsu Murabayashi, keeps a giant caiman as a pet, and even walks with him in the town center of Kure City, Hiroshima, Japan – with the permission of the city hall.
Around 4 millions year ago, the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees diverged, genetic evidence suggests. What, if Chimpanzee-human last common ancestor (see notes 1) would suddenly die before giving birth to any babies? What would the Earth be like if humans never existed? Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark demonstrated that the Earth without humans […]
Now we have a computer simulation of how the afterward effects of famous Chicxulub asteroid (estimated to be 10 km/6.2 mi) wide) killed the non-avian dinosaurs (and also a wide range of other species). On January 13, 2017, an article titled “Baby, it’s cold outside: Climate model simulations of the effects of the asteroid impact at the […]
Do animals understand death? Do they grieve and mourn for their loss? Do they feel empathy for those who suffer? Yes, is the answer to all these questions. If you “know” animals you already know this too. And there are many scientific studies that conclude animals can understand death and grieve for their losses. Scientists […]
Amazing up-close crocodile footage by BBC One. A Nile crocodile named Ganda carries her new-born babies to the water. But how? See the amazing video below.
People believe many things which are actually not true. Here are the top ten misconceptions about Earth.
In the last few thousand years, humans have had a powerful impact on Earth. Within a geological blink of an eye, we exploded out of Africa to colonize virtually every inhabitable space on the planet. We dammed the rivers, we domesticated animals, deforested many areas, changed the chemistry of the atmosphere and the seas… the […]
An alligator’s brain weighs only 8 or 9 grams, and it has the size of a walnut, but that doesn’t mean they are stupid. In fact, they’re much smarter than you’d think. In Everglades National Park in the United States, a 400-pound (181 kg) gator displays a clever way and uses a bait branch stick […]
Like crocodiles, snakes also suffer from a prevalence of “big fish” stories and over-exaggeration in the internet era. In fact, it is very difficult to measure how large actually a snake is, especially if it’s really big. So, how big are the largest snakes actually?