Population of Critically Endangered Vaquita Porpoises Now Less Than 19 Individuals

A critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Image: Armando Jaramillo-Legorreta There are now less than 19 individual vaquita…

The ‘Love Hormone’ Helps Some Starfish Turn Their Stomach Inside Out To Eat

How romantic.Photo: Maurice Elphick (Queen Mary University of London) Here’s a reminder that biology is oftentimes…

‘Ghost’ Fishing Gear Is a Bigger Threat to Sharks Than We Realized

An adult shortfin mako shark entangled in fishing rope (biofouled with barnacles) in the Pacific Ocean,…

Swimming Banned at All Mississippi Beaches After Huge Toxic Algae Bloom

A mother and her son enjoying the sands of Mississippi’s Biloxi Beach in 2018.Image: AP An…

Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Jim Cooke; Chelsea Beck; Benjamin Currie; Angelica Alzona (all Gizmodo). Lying, tech…

Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Mikkel Høegh Post (Natural History Museum of Denmark); Benjamin Currie (Gizmodo); AP;…

Why Scientists Trained a Seal to Sing the Star Wars Theme

Listening to grey seals recite vowel sounds and sing the melodies to Star Wars and “Twinkle,…