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How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015


Maratus elephans: The peacock spider with an elephant on its butt

A newly described peacock spider is named for the elephant face on its abdomen -- and has an unusual way of dancing.

By March 22, 2015


Awww: A whole subreddit filled with baby-elephant GIFs

It's Friday, which means we've all made it through another long week. Celebrate in the best way possible by checking out this subreddit dedicated to GIFs of baby elephants.

By October 24, 2014


Farmer in US Midwest unearths ancient woolly mammoth

A farmer digging in a Michigan soy field makes a startling discovery -- giant bones from the Pleistocene era.

By October 5, 2015


PETA sues on behalf of monkey who took selfie

The do-gooders declare the photographer who profits from the selfie a do-baddie. Astonishingly, PETA now wants to manage Naruto the macaque monkey's monetary interests.

By September 22, 2015


5 reasons to buy Amazon's $50 tablet -- and one not to

The Cheapskate weighs in on Amazon's amazingly affordable new model. Plus: two freebies and a contest!

By September 18, 2015


Sync your data from Evernote Food before it shuts down

​Evernote has decided to shut down its Food app, but you should make sure your data is backed up before you lose syncing access.

By August 28, 2015


These gadgets let you tell your smart home what to do

Voice control looks to be the next big thing in the connected home -- here are the devices that want to make it a reality.

By August 19, 2015


These dice are made from tusks of the ancient woolly mammoth

Who knew dice made from the tusks of a giant extinct beast could be so popular? Artisan Dice, that's who. And you can reserve yours now.

By August 15, 2015


Salvador Dali's elephants get the steampunk Lego treatment

Surreality rules in a Lego artist's interpretation of the skinny-legged beasts from Salvador Dali's famous painting "The Elephants."

By March 21, 2014