Citizen Science Helped Us Understand More About The Adorable Olinguito

It was just a year ago when the world first formally met the olinguito. The discovery of the creature - the first mammal discovered in the Americas in 35 years - made it the smallest member of the family that includes raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos. Thanks to crowdsourcing, we now know a whole lot more about… » 8/26/14 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

The Woodpecker's Guide to Avoiding Head Injuries

Most woodpeckers use their beaks to drill into tree trunks in search of tasty bugs and their larvae. One group of 'peckers, the sapsuckers, lick the sap out of the holes they drill using their long, brush-like tongues. The acorn woodpecker drills holes to store individual acorns. Colonies of acorn woodpeckers can… » 8/22/14 1:00pm Friday 1:00pm

This Microscopic Footage Shows What Happens When A Jellyfish Stings You

Cnidarians like anemones and jellyfish extend nematocysts, stinging organelles capable of shooting venom into another creature. The nematocysts are too small and move too quickly to be seen by the naked eye—but now they've been captured through a microscope with a high-speed camera. » 8/18/14 6:33pm 8/18/14 6:33pm

This Is What The Rattlesnake "Combat Dance" Looks Like

Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes are a common sight in the forests and hiking trails in Southern California, so it was no surprise that a group of mountain bikers - who were also National Park Service volunteers - came across a pair of the rattlers last week. They were, however, treated to a unique bit of snake behavior. » 8/17/14 10:00am 8/17/14 10:00am

This Timelapse Was Derailed By An Inquisitive Marmot

Everyone loves a good timelapse, but they don't always go as planned. While a Go-Pro camera was collecting footage for an environmental action video, a marmot popped up to investigate. Soon, majestic mountains, serene lakes, and fluttering clouds all made way a snuffling nose and lens-licking tongue. » 8/15/14 7:25pm 8/15/14 7:25pm