Zoology

As If the Platypus Couldn’t Get Any Weirder

As If the Platypus Couldn’t Get Any Weirder

The platypus is nature’s crazy quilt, as this strange creature looks like about a half-dozen different animals all rolled into one. Turns out that platypuses were hiding yet another conspicuous feature: THEY CAN FREAKIN’ GLOW IN THE DARK.

So, Why Was A Tiger Able To Get A Coronavirus Test?

So, Why Was A Tiger Able To Get A Coronavirus Test?

Nationwide shortages of coronavirus tests and related supplies have left some of America’s most vulnerable populations at risk and flying blind in the face of this pandemic, and it’s led to some serious side-eye whenever reports come in that yet another rich and/or powerful so-and-so was able to secure a…

New Species Of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered In Borneo

New Species Of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered In Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have completed a detailed survey of these enigmatic ants, discovering over a dozen species that fit into this group, including one that’s completely new to science.