A spider’s pursuit of older mates can have grisly results loading...
A spider’s pursuit of older mates can have grisly results
Young females are more fertile and easy to woo; older females often mate and then eat the male alive. No wonder they’re called widow spiders.
See the best animal photos of 2018 loading...
See the best animal photos of 2018
Get up close to a shark feeding frenzy and meat-eating bats in these amazing pictures selected by National Geographic editors.
This impoverished region is a hub for the cheetah trade. Now it's fighting back. loading...
This impoverished region is a hub for the cheetah trade. Now it's fighting back.
Resource-poor Somaliland is taking the initiative to end the trafficking of cheetah cubs from the Horn of Africa to Gulf states.
What one photographer learned after spending nearly a year with pumas loading...
What one photographer learned after spending nearly a year with pumas
Photographer Ingo Arndt captured new details of puma biology while in Patagonia, and got incredible time-lapse video of a hunt gone wrong.
Why some bats hunt during the day loading...
Why some bats hunt during the day
Bats that brave the daylight are teaching us about why most of their kin are nocturnal in the first place.
These ants decorate their homes with the heads of their enemies loading...
These ants decorate their homes with the heads of their enemies
We’re beginning to understand how and why one species goes after larger foes—and it may have something to do with evading kidnapper ants.
Why is this octopus trying to eat an inflated pufferfish? loading...
Why is this octopus trying to eat an inflated pufferfish?
A strange encounter between a puffer fish and an octopus has scientists wondering if the mighty octopus has finally met its match.
Birds are building simpler nests and more bird breakthroughs loading...
Birds are building simpler nests and more bird breakthroughs
Parrots crack each other up, plus a success story from the Year of the Bird.
How cat tongues work—and can inspire human tech loading...
How cat tongues work—and can inspire human tech
Scientists used CT scans to get up close and personal with cat tongues to learn their secrets.
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