Bat-roost? To curb malaria!

110 years ago, one man set out to rid Texas of Malaria - with the help of what was then a very unlikely source......

What makes poison dart frog resistant to their own poison?

Poison dart frogs store Batrachotoxin, a steroidal alkaloid toxin in their skin glands. A single amino acid substitution is responsible for the resistance to their on poison in these frogs.

New ant species discovered with a metal reinforced mouth parts

These predatory ants must have fed on soft bodied animals. When they encounter their prey, their clypeal hairs touch its body. This triggers the sudden closure of mandibles in upward direction. Pointed mandibles now pierce the prey’s body. Using the channels in mandibles, these ants can suck haemolymph (blood) out of the body of prey.

Sea Snake swallowing a big eel in whole

Video features a banded sea krait swallowing a big whole moray eel as big as it is. This video is taken by a diving instructor...

This deer was shot several years prior and when they dressed it out they...

Take a close look at this, absolutely amazing! This deer was shot with an arrow years ago. Lucky, the shot was not fatal, the...

Giant Beaver, one of the largest known rodents

Giant beaver or Castoroides is an extinct genus of enormous beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene. Giant beavers were much larger than...

Colours of Bioluminesence

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organisms. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some...

A fish that walks on its legs

  Chaunax pictus, commonly called as pink frogmouth is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae. It is found around the world on continental shelves...


Venus’s hair; Thiolava veneris

In 2011, the underwater volcano Tagoro erupted in Canary Islands. The eruption increased water temperature, decreased oxygen and released massive quantities of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. It literally wiped out much of the ecosystem off the coast. Three years later, a strange new bacteria was the first organism to re-colonize the area. Three years later, a strange new bacteria was found to re-colonize the area. It was a new species of proteobacteria producing long, hair-like structures composed of bacterial cells within a sheath. Due to its long, hair-like structures, sceintists called it 'Venus's hair'.