Christine Dell’Amore

What’s better than one baby panda? Fourteen, apparently—the Web’s cuteness quotient has just skyrocketed with pictures of a crib full of baby pandas at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in southwestern China. The cubs, born between July and September of this year, are being raised in two delivery rooms at the facility, the BBC...

What’s better than one baby panda? Fourteen, apparently—the Web’s cuteness quotient has just skyrocketed with pictures of a crib full of baby pandas at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in southwestern China. The cubs, born between July and September of this year, are being raised in two delivery rooms at the facility, the BBC...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...

Four new species of legless lizard have been hiding in plain sight in gritty parts of southern California, including a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says. Researchers don’t know much about the unusual reptiles—which can grow up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long—mostly because they live...

Four new species of legless lizard have been hiding in plain sight in gritty parts of southern California, including a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says. Researchers don’t know much about the unusual reptiles—which can grow up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long—mostly because they live...

Four new species of legless lizard have been hiding in plain sight in gritty parts of southern California, including a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says. Researchers don’t know much about the unusual reptiles—which can grow up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long—mostly because they live...

Ancient bear penises offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says. Indarctos arctoides, which was about the size of today’s brown bear, roamed what is now France, Spain, and Turkey about 10 to 4.5 million years ago. Like most bears and many mammals, the...

Ancient bear penises offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says. Indarctos arctoides, which was about the size of today’s brown bear, roamed what is now France, Spain, and Turkey about 10 to 4.5 million years ago. Like most bears and many mammals, the...

Ancient bear penises offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says. Indarctos arctoides, which was about the size of today’s brown bear, roamed what is now France, Spain, and Turkey about 10 to 4.5 million years ago. Like most bears and many mammals, the...

We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a frog that can hear through its mouth. Scientists had thought that the Gardiner’s Seychelles frog—at 11 millimeters...

We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a frog that can hear through its mouth. Scientists had thought that the Gardiner’s Seychelles frog—at 11 millimeters...

We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a frog that can hear through its mouth. Scientists had thought that the Gardiner’s Seychelles frog—at 11 millimeters...

The devil’s in the details when it comes to fearsome-looking ant species found recently in Central America and the Caribbean.  When viewed under a microscope, some of these 33 new tiny terrors have distinctly fierce jaws and sharp teeth not seen in related ants, according to Jack Longino, an entomologist at the University of Utah. “You...