blue whales

5 of Nature’s Weirdest Tongues

Michael Jordan liked to stick his out, Miley Cyrus loves to show hers off, and Gene Simmons’s may be the most famous among humans. Yet these tongues have nothing on those of the animal world when it comes to ...

Giant Gob of Earwax Reveals Blue Whale Secrets

Two biologists at Baylor University in Texas, Sascha Usenko and Stephen Trumble, and colleagues have dissected a giant gob of earwax from a blue whale to measure pollutants to which the whale was exposed. The earwax (known as an earplug) ...

A National Park for Blue Whales?

In one day, a baby boy gained 200 pounds (90 kilograms) just from his mother’s milk.  At this rate, it seems like he’ll be fully grown in no time. But this little guy has a long way to go.  He’...