Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Do you really need to worry about animal attacks outdoors? Let's look at the data and determine what you can do to fight them off.
A 180-pound black bear crashed through an Alaska couple's skylight while they were getting ready to celebrate their child's birthday. The unexpected visitor proceeded to feast on the cupcakes after the panicked parents fled the room.
When a dead whale washes ashore, it's a meaty bounty for whatever carnivores happen to find it. Researchers were surprised to find brown bears and wolves, two predators that don't usually get along, sharing a whale carcass for more than four months. And they have the photos to prove it.
You hear that? That's the sound of your afternoon plans evaporating. Alaska's Katmai National Park has teamed up with explore.org to bring you live, high-definition footage of brown bears hunting for salmon at sites throughout the park, and it's probably the coolest thing you'll see today.
A scan of polar bear DNA has shown that polar bears came into existence far earlier than previously assumed. Working with fossils alone, scientists had thought that polar bears, after intermingling with brown bears, made their first snowy white appearance anywhere between 60,000 to 600,000 years ago. But a genetic…