If you want to design a truly bizarre alien creature, you really don’t need to look farther than our own animal kingdom for inspiration. And some Earth-dwelling critters look especially odd when they’re first hatching into the world. Don’t believe us? Check out these videos of not-so-cute hatchlings.
Bottled water is awful for our cities and ourselves. But without lightweight, well-designed alternatives for transporting tap water, no one is going to ditch the convenience of those terrible little tubes. I turned to our staff for some street-tested hydration solutions.
Taxidermy is a skill and art form that many think is plenty weird all on its own, even though it was practiced by luminaries like Charles Darwin and Theodore Roosevelt. It stretches from the lows of PT Barnum’s Feejee Mermaid to the highs of the myriad museums of natural history to the macabre artistry of rogue…
Meet Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a newly described dinosaur discovered by a seven-year-old boy in Chile. The theropod was related to famous meat-eaters like T. rex, but researchers think it was a vegetarian. Stranger still: It possessed a mixture of anatomical features unlike anything researchers have seen before.
Your sex characteristics were determined by X and Y chromosomes, same as most other creatures from humans to fruit flies. So why do birds and butterflies have ZW chromosomes instead? And more importantly, why does ZW produce a female bird while ZZ produces a male?
Do you think its dogs? Dogs sleep a lot. Guess again. What about cats? Not them either. It isn't a primate, so that rules out humans, apes, and monkeys.
Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
Whether you're taking in the sights of the Big Apple or spelunking the Catacombs beneath Paris, you'll need to be just as prepared as if you were in the wilderness. Explore the urban jungle to your heart's content with these six hiking tools.
When we think of cryptozoology, we usually think of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster, creatures that are - let's face it - probably legendary. But some cryptids are real: just ask the platypus, okapi, and giant squid.
The platypus is Earth's weirdest creature - famously, 19th century biologists thought it was a hoax when first shown one - and its venom is a hodgepodge too, containing toxins borrowed from snakes, spiders, and even starfish.
With the imminent release Rock Band 3, keytars have been on my mind a lot lately. Then again, when are they not? Anyway, here's the world's all-time greatest keytar-platypus Venn diagram to get you through the weekend.