Octopuses Are Ridiculously Smart

Did you hear about the octopus that slipped out of its tank, into a drainpipe, and made a break for the sea? Or what about the cephalopod that figured out how to open those child-proof pill bottles? Which, let’s be honest, even adult humans have trouble with those sometimes. It’s Continue Reading

This Vibrating Bumblebee Unlocks a Flower’s Hidden Treasure | Deep Look

This buzzing is a secret password. The key to a lock. What this bumblebee is after is pollen. Bumblebees eat pollen. It’s high in protein. But the flower doesn’t want to give it to just anyone. So it hides it away, in those bright yellow anthers… For a flower, that’s Continue Reading

How Lice Turn Your Hair Into Their Jungle Gym | Deep Look

It can start as an itch. Maybe a tickle on your scalp. It’s head lice. Tiny and tenacious. Thanks to millions of years of evolution, these suckers are not easy to get rid of. You might end up in a salon, but not the kind for haircuts. Young lice are Continue Reading

How Humans Have Forced Animals To Evolve

How Humans Have Forced Animals To Evolve Whether you believe in it or not, there’s no doubt that humans themselves have had a hand in evolution over the years. Whether it be because of our hunting, or because we want cuter pets, we have a tendency to twist and create Continue Reading

Bullet Ant Venom

– So the other group of ants [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] that we have today are bullet ants. [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] – Why are they called bullet ants? [Bullet ant, Paraponera clavata] – Well, they’re called bullet ants [Bullet ant, Paraponera clavata] because their sting is so painful [* Continue Reading

Why Don’t Sharks Have Bones?

Hello! This week is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, which some of us here on the internet aren’t huge fans of, so instead of sensationalizing sharks or just making stuff up about megalodons still existing, we thought we’d talk about science with the understanding that reality is actually pretty Continue Reading

Dolphins: Even Smarter Than You Thought | Nat Geo Live

Brian Skerry: Researchers have told usan awful lot about these animalsbut there is a lot more waiting to be revealed.There lies endless potential for discoveryand maybe for enlightenment.( applause ) These are, arguably, the most intelligent animals in the ocean. And with this story I’ve worked with five different species Continue Reading

Fire Ants vs. Simulated River Jungle

And speaking of this delicate and important partnership, it seems one of our biggest ant colonies on this channel has been long deserving of their own territory upgrade and expansion, and many of you have also shared this sentiment! AC Family, you guys demanded for an update on the most Continue Reading

This Much Will Kill You

We all know to stay away from poisons. Like mercury where ingesting a 200 milligram dose would kill you. Or polonium which only requires 1 g of vaporized substance to wipe out 50 million people! But did know that 70 cups of coffee contains enough caffeine to kill a 70 Continue Reading