The Dolphin Dialect: Can Dolphins Have Their Own Conversations?

The ability to use complex languages to communicate with one another is perhaps humankind’s greatest feat, surpassing all other cultural revolutions. Conveying information through language has allowed humans to collaborate — working together to invent unthinkable advancements in technology — and it is one of the reasons why we have …

Mystery Marsupial

They call it a “marsupial hyena.” A “flesh-eating kangaroo.” A hypercarnivourous beast that could “[slice] up the largest animals of its day.” Sounds like a myth? Weighing approximately 55 lbs, the Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum, a new extinct species of marsupial that rightfully conforms to these labels, was formally identified this year. …