All mammals share certain characteristics, like warm blood and backbones. But despite their similarities, these creatures also have many biological differences — and one of the most remarkable differences is how they give birth. Kate Slabosky details the placental, marsupial, and monotreme methods of giving birth.
Of all the species that humans have domesticated, dogs are our oldest animal friends. But how did a group of wolves become the furry pup at the end of the bed? New research is finally unlocking the paw-in-hand evolution of dogs and humans. In this episode we’re answering one big question: Did we domesticate dogs, or did dogs domesticate us?
Animals across the globe are shrinking, and scientists think climate change might be to blame.
Cheetahs are fast, but not faster than a diving peregrine falcon.
Some animals produce venom that is lethal to both their prey and to humans, but scientists are finding ways to use these compounds as medicine.