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The fins and the furious: Fish are nature's top athletes, study says

Scientists suggest that a fish's ability to quickly disperse oxygen through its body makes it the ultimate athlete. Oh yeah? Let's see a pirate perch go three rounds with Ronda Rousey.

By October 6, 2015


The fashion item that reacts when someone looks at it

Technically Incorrect: How dull if people were the only ones to respond to your gaze. This 3D printed cape can too, with a mind and soul of its own. But is it slightly creepy?

By September 26, 2015


What big eyes you have! The better to waste energy with, says new study

A study from Sweden finds that blind cave fish may have lost their eyes as a way to use less energy. Do they make energy drinks for nonhumans?

By September 12, 2015


Evolution, in rhyme: Beasts great and small and their cousins big and tall

NPR's Skunk Bear series showcases 12 animals, some with and without hair, next to their prehistoric cousins who could give you quite a scare.

By August 12, 2015


Watch 'Ant-Man' reimagined as a 1950s-era monster movie

With the release of "Ant-Man" later in July, Louis "Sleepy Skunk" Plamondon and Vulture have teamed up to release a "trailer" for the Marvel film in classic monster-movie style.

By July 8, 2015


Learn how to make lava in the comfort of your own home

An artist and a geologist team up to create a homemade volcano that produces molten lava -- in the name of art, science and being totally frickin' awesome.

By June 26, 2015


Skunk Works: 70 years of cutting-edge aircraft

In June 1943, Lockheed made a bold pitch to the U.S. Army that it could build a jet fighter, and build it fast. Since then, the Skunk Works has conjured up the U-2, the SR-71, the F-117, and more, and it's still going strong.

By June 23, 2013


Seven decades of Lockheed Skunk Works aircraft (pictures)

The legendary Skunk Works got its start on an early jet fighter design 70 years ago this month. Since then, it's brought you the U-2, the SR-71, and the F-117, and it's still going strong.

31 Images By June 23, 2013


Hello 1995! Watch a VHS-era trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

What would it look like if "Avengers: Age of Ultron" came out in the '90s? Check out this retro-remix trailer courtesy of Louis "Sleepy Skunk" Plamondon and Vulture.

By April 8, 2015


Google's Teller says Glass and other wearables need to be cheaper

Astro Teller, head of the Internet giant's skunk works research lab, talks about Glass, future pricing and how the smart eyewear has become a "poster child" for privacy concerns.

By November 17, 2014