Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
Researchers pour a barrel of hagfish into a holding tank aboard a research vessel about 20 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Hagfish have been called the most disgusting creatures in the ocean. But what are they?
Watch out for these tiny tough guys.
Roy L. Caldwell, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley (For use only with this article)
With superpowers other animals can only dream of, these crustaceans challenge sharks for the title of most amazing predator in the sea.
What goes in must come out.
Sugiura & Sato, Kobe University
Meet the brawny bug with a concoction so caustic it'll make a toad vomit.
Dingoes play an important role in our ecosystems.
Wild dog attacks on livestock are devastating, but bounties and culling aren't the answer.
Female dingo in Oxley Wild Rivers NP, New South Wales.
Dingoes are being used to kill feral goats in Queensland, but is this just another form of cruelty?
Predators like the cougar can spread seeds from consuming birds which eat the seeds.
Carnivorous predators play an important, and until now unknown, role in preserving plant populations in the territories they inhabit.
The mane event.
Forget fences and international agreements. This five-year study in the Serengeti has found the way forward.
The reintroduction of lions and hyena has led animals in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park to behave differently.
Kudu and buffalo altered their activity when lions and spotted hyena were reintroduced into the areas where these species lived.
Puff adders can become motionless and scentless to avoid detection by those preying on them.
Puff adders have developed impressive techniques to avoid being detected by predators.
Antechinus on branch. If a predator appears, there aren’t many places to run.
The decisions an animal makes when escaping a predator can mean the difference between life or death.
After a decade in almost pure thriller fiction, the Neuromancer creator returns to his roots.
You might almost have thought there was nothing much more for science fiction to say about avatars or time travel. As far back as 1992, years before anyone had thought of Second Life, the US writer Neil…