Tag Archives: Zoology

Strange Science: Real Life Kaiju

Kaiju, which means “strange creature” in Japanese, like the ones we see in movies couldn’t possibly be real … or could they? This article talks about the real world inspirations for some of the most popular kaiju from movies, all … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Creatures!

Our planet is home to all sorts of creatures that seem fantastical or like they’ve come straight out of science fiction. This article includes a list of seventeen of the most amazing critters. Some are quite small, like the tardigrade, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Giant Penguins

A paleontologist in New Zealand has found fossilized penguin bones that indicate the existence of a penguin as tall as a human. Crossvallia waiparensis is the name given to this newly discovered species, which features leg bones that indicate this … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Protecting Cows from Biting Flies

Japanese researchers have conducted an experiment on protecting cows from biting flies. They’ve found that by painting cows with zebra-like stripes, the biting flies are dissuaded from biting the cows. Animal scientists believe that zebras may have evolved to have … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Wildlife-Train Collisions

Many animals are killed each year due to being struck by trains or otherwise having their habitat affected by the presence of trains. Little research has been done on how many animals and how to prevent this. But scientists are … Continue reading

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Checking Out Taxidermy?

If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Why Do Male Cats Have Nipples?

Did you know that male cats have nipples? Did you ever wonder why? The reason for this is that when kittens are first embryos, they start out without any characteristics that will determine their biological sex. And nipples are part … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Hammy, the Last Pig on Earth

By Marianne MacDonnal, provided by Joachim Heijndermans Art provided by Leigh Legler Follow Marianne @mmacdonnal-london12 or sign up with @london12-news/entertainment to receive her latest articles in your mail. ~ On Wednesday, February 12th, a day that will never be forgotten … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Kangaroos in Austria?

Kangaroos live in Australia, not Austria. But since 2015, there have been four incidents of kangaroos being spotted in Austria, far from their native lands. Some of the kangaroos spotted in Austria have been pets that got loose. (Who knew … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Flying Spiders

Warning, today’s post contains spiders. Young spiders often use strands of their silk to “balloon” from place to place, but scientists have recently discovered that spiders are also able to use electrical fields to travel vast distances, sometimes hundreds of … Continue reading

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