Dogs Feel Jealousy, Raising Questions About Its Evolutionary Origin

Despite the wide variety of species that have complex social structures – elephants, monkeys, chimps, dolphins, giraffes, wolves, corvids, and lots more – many have argued that jealousy requires a sophisticated understanding of the self and of other's social goals and desires. » 7/23/14 2:55pm Yesterday 2:55pm

"Venomous" vs "Poisonous," Explained With Adorable Talking Animals

Science and nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco's latest webcomic explains the difference between venomous and poisonous in just half a dozen panels (fewer, if you count the intro and the kicker), which makes it as pithily informative as it is charming. » 7/19/14 8:30pm Saturday 8:30pm

Some Genius Designed A Hamster Wheel For Cats

It's called One Fast Cat. At 48-inches across, the circular, cat-powered cat-treadmill is a gigantified version of the exercise wheels commonly associated with lab rodents. It's designed to help your feline companion exercise indoors, when it isn't busy bringing death and destruction to the outside world. » 7/19/14 8:29pm Saturday 8:29pm

Shark Week Doubles Down On Its Lies

Last week, Youtube user "Fisher86" posted what appeared to be a video shot with a camera phone of a shark in Lake Ontario. It resulted in mainstream news coverage and official government warnings. It was all a hoax created to drum up interest in Shark Week. And to scare people. » 7/16/14 7:10pm 7/16/14 7:10pm

This Infographic Shows How to Prevent Bites from Dangerous Animals

Most animals you come across in the great outdoors will be scared of you, but some animals will be hungry enough to consider you a meal. This infographic from Backpacker Magazine shows the zones of your body animals will go for in an attack and how you can save your own skin. » 7/16/14 3:25pm 7/16/14 3:25pm