Sophia Doran

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How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger who was in the audience. “I made a comment …

Zoology

6 Animals That Kill Nature's Scariest Creatures For Fun

We have made it our mission to celebrate the underrated badasses of the animal kingdom because in general, Hollywood has taught us to be afraid of …

Game Development

Toxic Snail Puts Fish in a Sugar Coma, Then Eats Them

A slow-moving ocean snail snags fish by drugging them with insulin.<p>What happens if you need to catch your own dinner, but you're just not fast enough? If you're a slow-moving cone snail with a yen for sushi, you drug a bunch of fish.<p>The tropical sluggard kills by overdosing fish with a toxic cloud …

Zoology

Dolphins Have Human-Like Intelligence and Their Own ‘Language’

Dolphins are one of the most amazing and intelligent animal species on the planet. Their playful nature, friendly behavior and remarkable in...<p>Recent …

Frilled shark caught by fishing trawler in Australia

The hideous, mildly terrifying and rarely sighted frilled shark has turned up in waters off southeastern Australia.<p>The species is considered a …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Jawsome! Watch terrifying tigers devour their food up close and personal

A stunning video of tigers hunting for their food has been captured by keepers at Blackpool Zoo who set up a GoPro camera in the big cat …

Why India's tiger population is on the rise

Habitat conservation and international help have helped the tiger population rise 30% since 2011.<p>Good news in the world of endangered species is …

India just experienced a massive tiger boom — but the species is still threatened

<b>(D and D Photo Sudbury via Shutterstock)</b><p>The tigers have been threatened by poaching, reduction of prey and habitat destruction<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>January 21, 2015 4:40pm (UTC)<p>According to data released on Tuesday, the number of tigers in India has increased by 30 percent in the last three years, from …

India's Tigers May Be Rebounding, in Rare Success for Endangered Species

New population numbers reflect better tracking and progress against poaching, say scientists.<p>More money has been spent on tiger conservation than on preserving any other species in the world, yet wildlife biologists have been seemingly unable to stop the decline of the iconic big cat in the face of …

Wildlife