When I was young I believed it was a squad of squid. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that it was just a ‘shoal’ or ‘squids’.
Welcome to a new ongoing series on the bearers of nature’s most fascinating anuses. Today we’re going to talk about Stenus Rove Beetles.
I love monster movies in general, and The Thing has always been one of my favorites. I liked the clever psychological horror, but what really drew me was the Thing itself. The way it could quickly change into all kinds of strange forms just added to the awesomeness. What sort of freaky weird chimera would it be this…
Despite their name, cuttlefish aren’t fish. But unlike almost all fish, a cuttlefish can cuddle.
Here on io9, we love our poo-rolling friends. And rightly so! They provide a crucial ecological service. They have surprising capacity to navigate the world. They're amazingly strong. They're often comical in their persistence. They horrify our less rational friends. They look cute in little booties, and some of…
If you want evidence of the sheer power of evolution you don’t need to visit some amazingly diverse rain forest, you just need to look at where nature isn’t.
Welcome to 'Things that Make you go Nope', an ongoing series inspired to bring out the nopetopus in you. Last time around we hit on the Dung Beetles that somehow made eating poo into the less disturbing option. . . let's see if the flies can top them.