Tagged: animal

9 weird ingredients in your food

In late April 2017 the FDA announced a recall of frozen hash browns that may have been contaminated with “extraneous golf ball materials.” Mere days before that, a dead bat was found in a...

Horse shoeing

Most horses need shoeing, which protects the walls of their hooves and their toes. Depending on the work the horse does, the shoes can protect the muscles, bones and tendons of the legs from...

Hercules beetle metamorphosis

The Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules, Dynastinae) is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, Lesser Antilles, and the Andes. They are large beetles, with some males reaching 17.5 cm...

Little cats

CAT CLOSE-UP Little cats get curious behind Joel Sartore’s camera lens. Watch five species of felines in motion. [Via: nationalgeographic.com]

The evolution of animal genitalia

Genitals are the fastest-evolving organs in the animal kingdom. But why is this so? And what’s the point of having decorative private parts? Menno Schilthuizen explains how the evolutionary biology of nature’s nether regions...

What not to feed your dog

Here are some of the most common foods that you shouldn’t share with your canine companion: Xylitol This sugar substitute, found in some sugar-free gum, toothpaste, and low-calorie sweets, can make dogs very sick—quickly....

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Mariana Trench Jellyfish

When you think you’ve seen everything… The Mariana Trench is located in western Pacific Ocean. It is about 2,550 kilometres long with an average width of 69 kilometres. It is the deepest part of the world’s...