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Dec 29, 2014 10:17 AM ET
This year certainly held its own when it came to the describing of deeply odd animals. From a cavefish with its anus directly behind its head, to a marsupial whose males mate furiously until they die of stress, 2014 had something for everyone.
Jun 8, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Discovery News
Celebrate World Oceans day with this colorful array of undersea critters in these pictures.
Apr 14, 2014 01:30 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Four new species of flesh-eating sponges have been discovered near the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Mar 9, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Sponges led to more oxygen in oceans, setting the stage for complex forms of life that included our distant ancestors, according to a new study. Continue reading →
Feb 4, 2014 03:49 PM ET // Nic Halverson
XStat is a lightweight, plastic syringe that injects sponges to treat battlefield wounds quicker and more efficiently than gauze. Continue reading →