The Anthropause: How the Pandemic Gives Scientists a New Way to Study Wildlife

The Anthropause: How the Pandemic Gives Scientists a New Way to Study Wildlife

Some cities may have restricted driving, while others didn’t—researchers can look at both traffic and animal data to see how species in different areas adapted.

The Real Reason Veterinarians Gave a Tiger a Covid-19 Test

The Real Reason Veterinarians Gave a Tiger a Covid-19 Test

We ran lots of tests, panels for normal domestic cat infectious diseases.” Although the Covid-19 pandemic had hit humans living in areas around the zoo hard, it wasn’t initially assumed to be the likely culprit.

Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty

Thanks to Sheltering in Place, Animal Shelters Are Empty

The reason why is no mystery: As people are practicing social distancing to curb the spread of Covid-19 , many have come to the conclusion that now is the perfect time to bring a pet into their homes.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Is the Game We All Need Right Now

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Is the Game We All Need Right Now

I proceeded to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons on my Nintendo Switch for the next 12 hours straight.In real life, your friends need to be at least 6 feet away, but in Animal Crossing, they can hang out on your island for hours at a time—no social distancing required.

So, Amphibians Glow. Humans Just Couldn't See It—Until Now

So, Amphibians Glow. Humans Just Couldn't See It—Until Now

“When we imaged that species, it was really startling to both of us just how bright and brilliant the fluorescence was,” says St. Cloud State University herpetologist Jennifer Lamb, who published the paper with her colleague Matthew Davis, an ichthyologist.

What Is a Coronavirus?

What Is a Coronavirus?

Like MERS and SARS, the 2019 novel coronavirus appears to have originated in bats, but it’s not clear how the virus jumped from bats to humans or where the first infections occurred.

Maps Are Biased Against Animals

Maps Are Biased Against Animals

Many complex nonhuman animal societies are concentrated in biological hotspots like the Serengeti.Humans are not knowledgeable or sophisticated enough to depict every individual creature on our maps, but surely we can display the animal habitats of which we are aware.

Here's Everything Nintendo Did—and Didn't—Announce at E3

Here's Everything Nintendo Did—and Didn't—Announce at E3

Easily the biggest news to come out of E3 yesterday was Nintendo's announcement that the company is already working on a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . A New Animal Crossing Is Coming, But It's Delayed for 'Work-Life Balance' Reasons.

Goodbye Doggo, Hello Bearded Dragon: Inside Exotic Petstagram

Goodbye Doggo, Hello Bearded Dragon: Inside Exotic Petstagram

Related Stories Of course, owning and managing a social media account for an exotic or wild pet doesn’t necessarily mean you’re only in it for the likes.

A Crocodile-Like Robot Helps Solve a 300-Million-Year Mystery

A Crocodile-Like Robot Helps Solve a 300-Million-Year Mystery

But today, in an epically multidisciplinary paper in Nature , researchers detail how they married paleontology, biomechanics, computer simulations, live animal demonstrations, and even an Orobates robot to determine that the ancient critter probably walked in a far more advanced way than was previously believed possible.

Embrace a Fake Meat Future for Its Lesser-Known Benefits

Embrace a Fake Meat Future for Its Lesser-Known Benefits

The company aims to release it in two years.LEARN MOREThe WIRED Guide to Climate ChangeTo get to true mass adoption, fake meat will need to compete favorably with the real thing on multiple fronts.

These Professional Portraits of Animals Evoke Human Emotion

These Professional Portraits of Animals Evoke Human Emotion

But what was most challenging during the Kingdom shoots was Ford's inability to direct the animals."Working with animals is different in the sense that I feel the power of a tiger or the intuitive nature of a horse," Ford says.