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What It's Like to Get Stung by the World's Most Painful Insect

An entomologist explains why getting bitten by a bullet ant is something you never want to experience.<p><i>Dr. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist and research director of the Southwest Biological Institute, knows pain. In fact, he invented the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, which categorizes the level of pain</i> …

Insects

Competition from cats drove extinction of many species of ancient dogs

Competition played a more important role in the evolution of the dog family (wolves, foxes, and their relatives) than climate change, shows a new …

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skunkbear: The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen! Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins) Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too. A lot of these giants lived in the Pleistocene, an epoch stretching from around 2.5 million to 11,000 years ago. Mysteriously, the extinction of many of these animals coincides with humanity’s arrival as a dominant predator. Watch a video / listen to a poem about these prehistoric monsters. Illustrations by Mary McLain I love me some prehistoric megafauna… We can thank some of these extinct giants for the evolution of the avocado. Don’t believe me? Watch this

The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen!<br>Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins)<p>Earth’s ancient history is …

Increased demand for lion bones threatens species more than ever

The king of the jungle is in more trouble than ever. Researchers are now warning that endangered lions could be targeted for their bones, in addition …

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What drove those giant ancient mammals to extinction? Humans.

Early humans - not climate change - were the dominant cause of the extinction of a variety of species of giant beasts, new research has revealed.<p>The …

Paleontology

If You Want To Still See Elephants In 10 Years, Here’s What You Can Do

For many of us, elephants are an intrinsic part of our childhood, from Dumbo to Babar to Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who." We grow up loving …

Wolves Saved Humans From Extinction

"The Dog Master: A Novel of The First Dog" by W. Bruce Cameron (2015; Forge Books; $20.79)<p>The author of the celebrated "A Dog's Journey" and "A Dog's …

They Weren’t Kidding: The ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Zombies Really Are Sexy

Way back in March, soon after Kim Dickens was cast as the female lead in <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, she joked that — with the change of location to Los Angeles — we’d be seeing a different kind of zombie than we’re used to seeing. “We’re going to have sexy zombies!” she said.<p>She wasn’t entirely wrong. …

Fear the Walking Dead

19 Before And After Photos Of Cats That Prove That They're Always Kittens At Heart

We go out and buy these little fluff balls of cuteness and before we know it, they've grown up into beautiful cats. While there will always be part …

Video Captures Catlike Creature Riding Rare Rhino

New camera-trap footage shows a genet on the back of a black rhinoceros in South Africa. An expert weighs in on the bizarre interaction.<p>The saga of animals riding on other animals continues.<p>This time, it’s a genet—a relative of a mongoose—atop a rare black rhinoceros as it moves through the South …

Wildlife

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Transient Found Bludgeoned to Death in Popular Area in Highland Park: Police

Police were investigating the death of a transient in his 40s found bludgeoned to death in a Highland Park neighborhood. Dave Mecham reports for the …

Hunters Shoot UFO, UFO Fires Back & Then Abducts The Hunters

Illustration By FW<p>UFO Connection<br>7-6-05<p>NWSURC received a phone call tonight regarding an incident which occurred 31 years ago in Louisianna involving …

Ten surprising species found living in UK waters, in pictures - Telegraph

Marine Mammals

'Ghost Woman and Her Baby': Photo Shows Mysterious Figure in Window

This woman's photo of her with friends in her hometown of Wem in Shropshire, U.K., looks ordinary until you look closely at the window behind them.<p>"I …

Lifeless Street Puppy Is Unrecognizable After Rescue

This little puppy was barely clinging to life when rescuers found her. She was sick, starving and lying on the street, dying in plain sight as …

Ghosts 'more likely to be male' claims study - Unexplained Mysteries

The paranormal has been extensively studied over the centuries. Image Credit: sxc.hu<p>Research involving an analysis of 337 ghost sighting cases has …

What Cats REALLY Mean When They Purr, Meow Or Rub Against You

Your cat is trying to tell you something. Get with the program.<p>Think you understand your cat <i>purr</i>-fectly? You want want to double check.<p>A new video from New York Magazine's Science of Us series explains, via scientific research, what your cat really means when it purrs, rubs against your leg or …

Sadistic Cop Shoots Puppy in Front of Children, Laughs About It, Charges Owner with a Crime

Clayton County, GA — A tragic and insidious puppycide was reported this week in Clayton County when an officer callously and sadistically shot a …

Have you ever seen a 'werewolf cat'?

Lykoi get their wolflike appearance from a natural genetic mutation.<p>With its wiry appearance, thin black fur and retractable claws, the animal in the …

10 of the smartest animals on Earth

Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on the planet.<p>Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on Earth. As National Geographic points out, …

NASA Totally Found an Alien Crab on Mars and Didn't Tell Anybody

And then—get this—THEN they accidentally posted a picture of it online. And then some people spotted it and called a<p>spade a spadecrab a crab. Hey …

Guy Builds Cat Feeding Machine That Requires His Kitty To Hunt For Food

Ben Millam who refers to himself as an “aspiring geek” built an incredible machine that takes cat feeding to a whole new level. He trained his cat …

Is this the first time the famous Keeper ghost has been caught on camera?

A haunted castle's infamous ghost known as The Keeper has allegedly been caught on camera for the first time.<p>The footage shows the figure of what …

Ford's spider screen will help filter the screams of damsels

What follows is an actual headline from a "Big Three" automative company:<p>LOOK OUT! HERE COME THE SPIDERMEN: FORD ENGINEERS USE ARACHNID LEARNINGS TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE SCREEN TO KEEP CREEPY CRAWLERS OUT<p>And here's the accompanying graphic:<p>That’s right ladies, Ford’s heroic spidermen have arrived …

A close look at the eyes of 214 types of animal has revealed a relationship between the shape of the pupil and the animal’s ecological niche<p>The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creature’s social scale, and its place in the pecking order. The geometry of the eye indicates whether an …

Biology