How do animals (in the wild) maintain their weight? [more inside]
Why are there no lobsters the size of horses or horses the size of shrimp? [more inside]
Given enough time and the right circumstances, would it be possible for non-land-based mammals to develop human levels of intelligence? What about non-mammals, land-based or otherwise? [more inside]
Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
Is there a scientific explanation for rubbernecking beyond "simple curiosity"? Are we predisposed as a species to run towards danger? [more inside]
Do beavers move rocks? [more inside]
Is there scientific evidence that animals have an innate/instinctual urge to reproduce? Is there scientific evidence that it is the same in humans? [more inside]
What experiments have been carried out where animals perform better than us at particular cognitive tasks? [more inside]
Are there any animals that have evolved a use for radioactivity? If so, what ways is it used? If not, why has this not happened? [more inside]
I'll be teaching a small group of 11-year-old students (bright, literate) a class on life sciences, especially animal sciences. I need books or other materials they might connect with. [more inside]
Why do warm climates seem to have more poisonous animals than cold ones?
Why aren't animals solar-powered? [more inside] [more inside]
Can fish interbreed like dogs? My SO and I have been talking about dogs lately so the mixed-breed thing has been a regular topic of conversation. Last night we were at a Thai restaurant with a large fish tank and some gigantic fish. Too big for the tank, in my opinion. And that got me to wondering....can different kinds of fish, genetically speaking, be bred with each other? Even if they wouldn't do it on their own (mating rituals, etc.), could they do it with a scientists help?