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Cristina Ortiz

Incredible sea rays: Lifeform of the week

Sea rays are descendants of sharks. They have strong teeth and some can be dangerous with stingers or electric discharges.

Sloths are our calm and smiley lifeform of the week

Are sloths really as slow as people say? Are they equally slow in all environments? Read slowly to find out more about these calm and smiling animals.

The praying mantis is a predator: Lifeform of the week

The praying mantis is a ruthless predator that eats any insect that comes its way. Not even its own mate is safe. More about this ferocious insect, here.

The adorable leaf sheep sea slug: Lifeform of the week

These sheep don't bleat or produce wool or milk. Instead, they live in the water and perform photosynthesis. Read more about the adorable leaf sheep sea slug.

Egyptian pyramids new finding: Just add water

Egyptian pyramids are marvelous constructions. But how could the ancient Egyptians transport the tons-heavy blocks there? Now, a new explanation.

Colorful iguanas are our lifeform of the week

Iguanas are formidable, armored reptiles that can change color and detach their tails. Plus, they have a third eye! All you need to know about iguanas, here.

Giant hummingbirds with backpacks help discover a species

Giant hummingbirds with tiny backpacks helped discover a new species of hummingbird, as they were tracked up high in the Andes.

Carnivorous plants are our lifeform of the week

There are hundreds of species of carnivorous plants and they are deadly, but mostly to insects. The structure of their traps is foolproof.

Orangutan treats his wound with a medicinal plant

In a first, a Sumatran orangutan treated his wound with a plant with known medicinal properties. Read more about this new doctor in the forest.

Otters are cute! They’re our lifeform of the week

Otters are cute, fluffy, smart and good swimmers. Have you fallen in love with them yet? Here are some interesting facts about them.