Baby Echidnas Are Cute and Terrifying All at Once

Echidnas, it's true, are weird. Male echidnas have terrifying, four-pronged fork penises, while female echidnas have "milk patches" instead of nipples. They all have prehensile (seeming) claws, and infant echidnas are, by any standard, objective definition, hideous. Still, the echidna looks like the older character… » 12/09/12 5:15pm 12/09/12 5:15pm

Looking at Baby Kittens All Day Makes You More Productive at Work (No…

A new study out of Japan—published in the journal BEST SCIENCE EVER—measured workers' productivity after showing them various sets of photographs. The photos included baby animals, adult animals, and "pleasant food." Researchers found that workers who viewed the baby animal photos were vastly more productive than the… » 10/01/12 3:00pm 10/01/12 3:00pm

The Search For The Cutest Animal in the World

We love squee around here, and every Friday, we have some kind of cute animal to send you off into the weekend. But every now and then, when trying to figure out what kind of animal to post, we experience a dilemma: Would you rather see a puppy than a kitten? Is a baby fox cuter than a puppy? Does a sloth trump all?… » 9/28/12 5:45pm 9/28/12 5:45pm