whiskers

Tasmanian devil stepping out of a hessian bag

They are the only known scavengers in the world to have picky diets.

A Tasmanian devil looking up, showcasing its long whiskers

I know what you did last summer: chemical clues in the marsupial’s whiskers can reveal what they ate months – and even seasons – ago.

Rat inside

Rats use their whiskers much like we use fingertips to feel objects, processing sensations in the same part of the brain, a new study has found.