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7 Fearsome Predators That Deserve Their Own Week

With the Discovery Channels Shark Week in full swing, shark admiration is alive and well. But why should they hog the limelight? PopMech takes a look at seven other predators that deserve seven days in the spotlight.

Why rabbits have white tails

Why should an animal that wants to avoid being eaten have a bright white patch on its rump?<p>Rabbits are one of the many animals that have the …

Costa Rica To Close Its Zoos And Release Animals Into The Wild

The silky anteater, shown here, could be climbing trees in its native forests soon.<p>Costa Rican Environment Ministry officials yesterday announced the closing of its two national zoos, the Simon Bolivar zoo and Santa Ana Conservation Center. But they're not just shuttering; they're going to become …

Prehistoric Shark Had Devil-like Horns

<i>Discovery News</i> reports that the fossil of a previously unknown ancient shark was discovered in limestone near Flagstaff, Arizona. The shark had …

The 10 Weirdest-Named Shark Species

Happy Shark Week! In honor of the One True American Holiday (all other holidays are less true, due to lower shark content), I spent about an hour reading about sharks on Wikipedia. Important findings from a solid morning's research: sharks often have weird names. For example: the birdbeak dogfish. …

High-Speed Video Shows How Silk Draglines Help Jumping Spiders Steer

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.07.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:20 pm. 2:20 pm<p>Previously, there were two known methods …

Jurassic squirrel's secret is out after 165m years

Discovery of furry animal with sharp teeth and poisonous spur provides more clues to the evolution of mammals<p>The discovery of a small furry beast from the Jurassic era has given scientists fresh insights into the evolution of the first mammals on Earth. The fossilised remains of the squirrel-sized …