We don’t usually think of fish as being particularly smart, but a new experiment reveals that at least one species of tropical fish is capable of distinguishing between human faces. Scientists have never seen fish do this before, and it’s changing our understanding of these creatures and how brains work.
Archer fish are remarkable in that they can hit prey from meters away with pinpoint accuracy. New research shows that they're able to control the range of their deadly water pistols by compressing their gill covers and forcing water through a "gun barrel" made by their tongue and the roof of their mouth.
Godzilla is known for his atomic breath, a weaponized nuclear exhalation that forms deep inside the beast's belly. There aren't any animals who turn their mouths into radioactive heat rays, but there are lots who throw, spit, project, or heave things from their mouths. Here are five amazing real life mouth weapons.
Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are super in their own right, with abilities perfectly suited to saving the day.