Meet Brian, a newly discovered surfing spider from Australia

A species of spider just discovered in Queensland, Australia, has been observed surfing waves, swimming and diving underwater to catch its prey, which can include animals as big as frogs. The spider, which can grow to the size of an adult human’s palm, has been called Brian after the noted American theoretical physicist Brian Greene, … Continued

Astonishing new discovery points to oceans beneath the Earth

As we all remember from school, some 71 per cent of the surface of the globe is covered by water. But what if all that H2O was just the tip of the unfrozen iceberg? Imagine if, deep within our planet, just as much water again was sloshing around in a giant subterranean ocean. It’s enough … Continued

This incredibly rare whale has been caught on camera for the first time

An international team of whale biologists have just released incredible footage of an Omura’s whale being caught on camera for the first time. One of the least known species of whales in the world, Omura’s whales (Balaenoptera omurai) are the small cousin in a group that includes the giant blue whales and the acrobatic humpbacks. Speaking … Continued