"Night of the Living Dead-ly Nightshade"? "The Carolina Robber Fly Massacre"? These plant and animal species have the kind of names that could land them a role in a Wes Craven flick.
Technically Incorrect: In Russia, scientists say they've found enough bones to now identify something we might want to call the Sibirosaurus. And it's a doozy.
The first draft of a new "tree of life" contains every named species of flora and fauna known from over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.
Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.
The International Institute for Species Exploration and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have announced the top 10 new species discovered last year, including a "chicken from hell" dinosaur and a pufferfish that makes underwater "crop circles".
Technically Incorrect: For Mother's Day (In the US) Google's doodler thought the day should be about animals as well as humans.
Think you know your Romulans from your Slitheens? You probably do, but find out for sure by taking this fun online test.
It might sound like a mythical creature, but researchers have proven that the ruby seadragon is very real indeed.
The long-necked Qijianglong lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Did its fossils inspire ancient dragon legends?
"Downton Abbey" has nothing on these ants and termites. Thanks to 100-million-year-old amber, we now have even earlier proof that insects have long known something about social class.