Are Cat People Smarter Than Dog People?

There are cat people and there are dog people, but which are smarter? Trace tells you about new research that found a clear answer, and explains what choosing one animal over the other says about us! Follow DNews on Twitter: Follow Trace on Twitter: Read More: Dog People vs. Cat People: Who’s More Outgoing? More …

Ants Are Space Exploring, Junk-Food Eating Anarchists

RSVP to our hangout with AsapSCIENCE and It’s Okay To Be Smart: How much do you know about ants? Here are some facts about these little guys that’ll blow your mind. Read More: Ants Hold Their Own Searching in Space “In 2014, the International Space Station (ISS) took on some unusual passengers: eight groups of …

How Can Mantis Shrimp Help Fight Cancer?

Mantis shrimp are all the craze these days, as they possess some incredible abilities. Julian is here to discuss how inspired scientists want to use these abilities to diagnose cancer! Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: Nature’s elegant and efficient vision systems can detect cancer “Mantis shrimp eyes are inspiring the design of new cameras …

Octopi Have a Brain in Every Tentacle!

Octopus have perhaps the most complicated brain in the entire animal kingdom. Trace explains why it’s so cool and how their brain allows the octopus to be such an awesome creature. Read More: How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain “The octopus is weird: eerily malleable body, sucker-studded arms, skin that …

Why Birds Can’t Stop Flying Into Things

Birds seem to constantly fly into things! Why do they do this? Read More: Why Birds Keep Crashing Into Cars And Planes “Most birds are idiots. They fly into airplanes, smash into cars and fling themselves at pigs with reckless abandon.” Bird-Window Collision Reduction: Tips And Techniques For Residents “Birds cannot see glass. birds see …

Is Spider Silk The Next Bulletproof Material?

The strength of spider silk has been popularized in movies, but is it actually that strong? Read More: Startup Says It’s The First To Make Synthetic Spider Silk “FOR YEARS, MATERIALS scientists have been trying to figure out a way to give consumers broad access to the benefits of spider silk.” How Do Spiders Make …

What Happens When Captive Animals Are Released?

After they’ve been in captivity, do animals fair better in their natural habitat? How Powerful is PETA? Read More: Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013 “Out of the seven major taxa only invertebrates did not have a project ranked as highly successful. There was only one amphibian case study and this was ranked as highly successful.” Captive …

What Happens When A Fly Lands On Your Food?

Have you ever wondered what a fly is doing when it lands on your food? Laci did some research to figure out just what happens. Read More: Study: Flies on food should make you drop your fork “Answer this question while you are not eating: Which of the following would make you stop chowing down …

5 Bugs You NEVER Knew Were In Your Home!

We’ve also seen those creepy crawly bugs around our homes. What are the most common ones you should know about? Check out Untamed Science: Read More: The Bugs in Our Homes “We swat flies on our windowsills. Watch ants scramble for the crumbs on our kitchen counters. Bathe our pets to rid them of fleas. …

Are Crows As Smart As Humans?

We’ve been told that crows are as smart as most children. Is there any truth to this? Read More: Friend or Foe? Crows Never Forget a Face, It Seems “In the Seattle area, where rapid suburban growth has attracted a thriving crow population, researchers have found that the birds can recognize individual human faces.” Crows …