This inherent physical anomaly called polydactyly is pretty prevalent among cats. The result of extra toes was actually believed to be a positive thing, making them better hunters...
How Different Animals Behave During a Solar Eclipse
Every so often, we are lucky enough to witness a solar eclipse. Among the many human sightseers, there are countless pets, wild animals, and other creatures with a much looser..
A Sticker on a Butterfly’s Wings Travels More Than a Thousand Miles
Tracking butterflies takes a little adhesive and a lot of luck. Like confetti blown by the wind, in the thick forest of Central Mexico, during butterfly season, butterflies are..
Cats And Why They Love Boxes
Cats have, for a long time, been objects of suspicion. We have not really understood them and some their weird habits. These includes: randomly running around at 4 am, intensely..
Alexander Graham Bell: Compressing The Planet Into Our Palms
Alexander Graham is a scientist born and bred in Scotland. He is known for inventing the telephone. He patented and created the first working telephone in the world. His invention..
Real Life Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Trip Out On
Pretty much no one has lost any sleep wondering why optical illusions exist. Seriously. Nobody cares. Brain teasers are fun to trip out on, so what! But did you know as far back..
What Do Your Cat’s Noises Mean?
If you're taking care of a cat, chances are you've heard various types of meows, cries and the occasional glare, as if you're being interrogated for top-secret information. When..
The Skin of the World’s Fastest Shark Could Be Used in Aviation
The United States Army has provided a fund for research on the skin of the mako shark to help build faster aircraft. Mako sharks, considered as the world’s fastest sharks or the..
Birds Can See More Colors Than We Realize
Many people know that dogs are colorblind. Fewer people know that horses are colorblind as well. But have you ever wondered how birds see the world? When talking about a birdseye..
Cats May Recognize Their Own Names According to Science
If you ever thought your cat didn't know it's own name, you're officially wrong. According to a report from the publication Scientific Report, cats are able to distinguish their..
Curious Facts About Octopuses
Octopuses, those whip-smart but bizarre cephalopods, and they seem to embody everything creepy and mysterious about the sea. With their otherworldly forms, heightened by unfurling..
Inside the Oyster: How Pearls Are Formed
When you think about pearls, you usually imagine little white spheres strung on a necklace. But what do you really know about those beautiful gems? Take a look at these fun facts..
Trees Use Forest-Wide Communication Networks
Humans aren't the only organisms who need to communicate in order to thrive. Sure, animals and insects communicate with each other in different ways, but did you know that trees..
What Blood Types Do Mosquitoes Prefer?
Mosquitoes probably like us more than we like them. But have you ever considered the possibility that those little buzzing pests could be playing favorites, opting for some of..
What’s Worth Knowing About Animal Intelligence
Until somewhat recently, animals were deemed to be unthinking creatures, while humans were the only truly intelligent species. But supported by new experiments that allow animals..
What Is an Astronomical Clock and How Does It Work?
More than 600 years ago, on October 9th, 1410, a special clock started ticking in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. This astronomical clock is set on the western wall..