Slow Lorises Are Adorable but They Bite With Flesh-Rotting Venom
Slow lorises are one of the world’s only venomous mammals. Even rarer, they use their venom on one another.
The Dire Wolf Might Have Prowled Asia, Fossil Suggests
The carnivores likely crossed the Bering Land Bridge into Asia.
Jeff Bezos’s Company Is Carrying Cargo to Space. It’s Not Amazon.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket hasn’t flown space tourists yet, but it has found a business niche with NASA and private science experiments.
Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open
Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.
DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19
The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.
A Worm’s Hidden Map for Growing New Eyes
When a planarian loses its eyes, cellular guides connect new ones to its brain so it can see again.
Wildlife Trade Spreads Coronaviruses as Animals Get to Market
DNA tests show an increase in the number of animals with positive tests for some coronaviruses from the time they are trapped until they arrive on someone’s dinner plate.
With an Internet of Animals, Scientists Aim to Track and Save Wildlife
Using tiny sensors and equipment aboard the space station, a project called ICARUS seeks to revolutionize animal tracking.