Have you heard about the "planet-hunting telescope" that NASA has now? It uses technology that actually makes it seek out life, as well as habitable planets in general, which is a good thing since at the rate we're going, we're either going to need to move or build floating cities within the next 100 years or less.
Classifying animals can be a tricky business. When the animal you are attempting to classify has rhino-like feed, a llama-like neck and a tapir-like trunk, it's an even messier business. Thankfully modern scientists can utilize DNA to settle these kinds of questions once and for all.
It’s a bit of a paradox: you get bit by the deadly funnel-web spider in Australia and you need the antidote, which is built by utilizing the spider’s own venom. BUT you have to risk getting bit to capture the spider in the first place in order to milk its venom!
Veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims to have sequenced Sasquatch's DNA. More than that, the shocker is that Sasquatch is apparently a human hybrid that occurred approximately 15,000 years ago between humans and an "unknown primate."
All things die. We take that for granted, but it’s not true. There are creatures in the world that regenerate themselves, changing but never really perishing.
Scientists have discovered that paper wasps are able to recognize and remember other wasp's faces and that they are pretty accurate at it, too.
What's worse than running into a crocodile when you least expect it? Running into a crocodile that is sporting some serious head protection.