Ninja lanternshark [The shark that glowing in the dark]

The shark that glowing in the dark has been announced as a New Species: the “Ninja lanternshark”. In 2010, during an expedition of the Spanish research ship Miguel Oliver, the researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute discovered a new type of shark in the Pacific Ocean near Central America, off the coasts of Nicaragua, …

If Earth’s lifetime was the distance from LA to New York City

Our old planet, the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. In fact, the human mind can no longer make any sense of large numbers like that. Numbers like 1, 2, 14, 20, 50 are all quantities that we encounter quite frequently in our daily lives. And our brain evolved to conceptualize numbers like that: our …

Hybrid Big Cats [Ligers, Tigons, and other amazing creatures]

Four of the five species of the big cats (the Panthera genus – lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard), the exception being the snow leopard can hybridize with each other to produce numerous hybrids. In fact, most of these animals’ habitats do not overlap, for example, lions live in Africa and tigers in Asia. …

Your Life On Earth [presented by BBC]

“Your life on Earth” is a nice interactive webpage presented by the BBC – The British Broadcasting Corporation: how you and the world have changed since you were born? You’re simply entering your birth date, gender, and height; selecting units (metric or imperial/US), and then watching how our planet (and you) has changed in your …

Dolphins rode the heads of whales [amazing video!]

In two different locations on the coast of Hawaii, scientists have observed unusual interactions between bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales as dolphins rode the heads of whales: the whales lifted the dolphins up and out of the water, and then the dolphins slid back down. In the video published by the American Museum of Natural History …

Why Are Chimpanzees Stronger Than Humans?

Chimpanzees are our closest cousins, they share 99 percent of their genes with us. Sometimes, like us, they can show aggressiveness, and attacks on humans are recorded. The worst part of these attacks is, the chimpanzees are strong. Really strong. Why are chimpanzees stronger than humans? One of the most well-known attacks came from Travis, …

Killer Whale uses a bait fish to hunt a bird (video)

The orcas are amazing! They are known for their high intelligence, curiosity, playfulness, and ability to solve problems. But this female killer whale named Kasatka who lives at SeaWorld San Diego takes it one step further: she uses a baitfish to hunt a bird! Watch the amazing video below (WARNING: the video includes a lot …

8 largest prehistoric crocodiles ever lived

In the prehistoric ages, some animals were much bigger than today’s counterparts – including crocodiles. So, what was the biggest crocodile that ever lived on Earth? Here are the top 8 biggest prehistoric crocodiles (actually, crocodilians) ever lived. Before reading the post, keep in mind that the list given below can change at any time …

The man who swims with a crocodile: the incredible story of Chito and Pocho

A unique friendship between a man and a crocodile: nicknamed “Chito”, Gilberto Shedden, a Costa Rican fisherman, and naturalist had an unusual friend: “Pocho”, a huge crocodile longer than 5 meters (16 feet 5 inches), with a weight up to half a ton.