Are brains over-rated? After all, jellyfish lack them, yet carry out sophisticated functions and a complex reproductive cycle. Their lack of a nervous system control center even confers some advantages, such as the ability to lose a chunk here and there with little harm done.
As you gather around the table this week in celebration of Thanksgiving, impress your dinner mates with these tidbits about the holiday's top bird!
Whale watching from outer space, antlers offering potential human health solutions, and a viral video that went wrong. As usual, the natural world is brimming with interesting new research, exciting happenings, and lively debates! Here’s what we’re reading this week…
There are few conservation stories as inspiring as that of the reintroduction of the magnificent Iberian lynx. Once considered the most endangered cat in the world, the only thing that could save it was the collaboration of hundreds of passionate people, all with the same dream - to save this “Jewel of the Mediterranean.”
Now that autumn is in full swing, we're excited to share a month full of brand new NATURE films! Here's our rundown of what to watch this month either by tuning in on PBS or streaming online beginning the day after each program airs.
Many of you have asked why some of the stars of the Super Cats miniseries can be seen wearing radio collars, including the black-footed cat called Gyra featured in episode two. We asked Dr. Alexander Sliwa, leader of the Black-footed Cat Working Group and scientific consultant on the Super Cats series, why radio collars are a necessary tool for scientists to study wild cats.
Super Cats: A NATURE Miniseries features a footage of several cats that have never been caught on film before. The crew shares some of the insights from the shoot and some moments they will never forget!
In the wake of our recent program Super Cats: A NATURE Miniseries, we wanted to address concerns about the exotic pet trade. Dr. Niki Rust, Technical Advisor in Wildlife for WWF-UK, gives us her views on the issues.