zoology

Video: 5 California mountain lions hanging out together, home surveillance camera footage

Video: 5 California mountain lions hanging out together, home surveillance camera footage

This is some pretty amazing and highly rare video -- seldom do you get footage of five, count 'em FIVE, California mountain lions all hanging out together. The big cats were captured on home
Artist Creates Ultra-Realistic Pokémon

Artist Creates Ultra-Realistic Pokémon

Concept artist from the UK, Joshua Dunlop, has created some ultra-realistic Pokémon and we're speechless! If you're a fan of Pokémon and/or appreciate really great concept art -- you'll love this! All
ZSL London Zoo's annual stocktake – in pictures

ZSL London Zoo's annual stocktake – in pictures

Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have conducted this year’s stocktake of the more than 500 species they care for. Keepers tallied up every mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate at the zoo, from
Dinosaurs had feathers ruffled by parasites, study finds

Dinosaurs had feathers ruffled by parasites, study finds

Ancient pieces of amber found to contain dinosaur feathers riddled with louse-like insectsDinosaurs may have been fearsome and intimidating creatures that dominated the prehistoric earth – but it did
Tasmanian tiger: thought to be extinct yet sighted two months ago

Tasmanian tiger: thought to be extinct yet sighted two months ago

In 1936, the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was declared to be extinct. Yet in the last three years, there have been eight reported sightings according to Tasmania's Department of Primary
Paris zoo opens a new exhibit with an immortal mutant slime mold called "The Blob"

Paris zoo opens a new exhibit with an immortal mutant slime mold called "The Blob"

The blob has no mouth, but I must scream. To be fair, it doesn't a stomach, or eyes, or feet, or anything resembling a brain, either (at least as far as modern science would define it). It's not
To find your dream career, try studying salamanders in isolation

To find your dream career, try studying salamanders in isolation

The solitude of science helped podcast host Arielle Duhaime-Ross come to an important professional realization.
Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand

Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand

New species said to have been four times heavier than emperor penguinA giant penguin that stood as tall as a person has been identified from fossil leg bones discovered by an amateur palaeontologist
Tardigrades may have survived spacecraft crashing on moon

Tardigrades may have survived spacecraft crashing on moon

Scientists believe the Beresheet’s unusual cargo may be alive and well on the moonThe odds of finding life on the moon have suddenly rocketed skywards. But rather than elusive alien moonlings, the
Bears and wolves to coexist in UK woods in conservation project

Bears and wolves to coexist in UK woods in conservation project

Bear Wood near Bristol aims to show wildlife in woodlands as it was 1,000 years agoFor the first time in more than 1,000 years native bears and wolves are coming snout to muzzle with each other among
A Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid, Hong Kong Protests, and Jean-Luc Picard: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid, Hong Kong Protests, and Jean-Luc Picard: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Another week, another crisis—The U.S. is reportedly launching cyberattacks on assets tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, including a group of hackers believed to spy on ships passing through the
A Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid, Hong Kong Protests, and Jean-Luc Picard: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid, Hong Kong Protests, and Jean-Luc Picard: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Another week, another crisis—The U.S. is reportedly launching cyberattacks on assets tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, including a group of hackers believed to spy on ships passing through the
What animal farts—yes, animal farts—can teach us about climate change

What animal farts—yes, animal farts—can teach us about climate change

While farts may seem far removed from the biggest environmental issues of our time, there are actually some surprising links.
Camera Trap Snaps Photo of First Known Albino Giant Panda

Camera Trap Snaps Photo of First Known Albino Giant Panda

Using a motion-activated camera, scientists at Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China have snapped a blurry but unprecedented photograph of the world’s first known albino giant panda. Read
Camera Trap Snaps Photo of First Known Albino Giant Panda

Camera Trap Snaps Photo of First Known Albino Giant Panda

Using a motion-activated camera, scientists at Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China have snapped a blurry but unprecedented photograph of the world’s first known albino giant panda. Read

Robert Zhao Renhui’s “A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World”

Surprising and oftentimes heartbreaking, a catalog of species permanently altered by human existence Singaporean photographer Robert Zhao Renhui‘s A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World
Letting the public name a newly discovered species could go horribly wrong

Letting the public name a newly discovered species could go horribly wrong

Just because you can name a species for $650,000 doesn't mean you should.
Fossil record: Dippy the dinosaur proves huge attraction in Scotland

Fossil record: Dippy the dinosaur proves huge attraction in Scotland

More than 373,000 people have visited replica diplodocus since it arrived in Glasgow in JanuaryDippy the dinosaur raises its elegant neck towards the vaulted ceiling of the Centre Hall in Glasgow’s
Our knowledge of dinosaurs is evolving. So is the way we depict them

Our knowledge of dinosaurs is evolving. So is the way we depict them

The more we learn about dinosaurs, the more we realize there was probably more to them than what their skeletons can show.
Why the zebra got its stripes: to deter flies from landing on it

Why the zebra got its stripes: to deter flies from landing on it

Pattern seems to confuse flies, researchers who dressed horses up as zebras findThe mystery of how the zebra got its stripes might have been solved: researchers say the pattern appears to confuse