If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
Her life helped us answer the question: What do animals think about?
The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?
Source: SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED
The 5.5-inch-long Mollisquama mississippiensis—one of only two pocket shark specimens known to science—also glows in the dark
Source: This New Shark Species Looks Like a Tiny Sperm Whale | Smart News | Smithsonian
A kayaker captured the gruesome photographs while exploring a swamp in Queensland, Australia
Source: See a Python Swallow a Crocodile Whole | Smart News | Smithsonian
It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.
Read comic: I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson
I don’t know this cat, but it didn’t care. It came up to me for loving when I was taking another photo near my dentist’s, and demanded constant petting.