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Feb 23, 2015 12:05 PM ET
Luna moths have just a week to live, their only goal to find a mate and make more luna moths. Their only problem? How to dodge bats that want to eat them. It turns out that's what their super-long tails are for -- pulling a "made you miss!" on bats.
Feb 9, 2015 02:35 PM ET // Discovery News
The ocean sunfish basks in surface light to regulate its body temperature and prepare for chilly dives.
Feb 6, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Discovery News
Atypical among small rodents, the creature's coloring and defensive bark give predators something to think about.
Feb 4, 2015 04:00 PM ET // Discovery News
A research team confirms the presence of key algal genes on the chromosome of the emerald sea slug.
Jan 30, 2015 12:10 PM ET
There's a new kind of eye in town, and it belongs to Paraphronima gracilis, a tiny, transparent, aquatic crustacean that sees kind of like a bee but whose eye structure, researchers say, is one of a kind.
Nov 14, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Richard Farrell
A species of butterfly uses its decorative flair for protection and also varies its color and intensity by season as predator types change.
Nov 4, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Hummingbird beaks aren't just for nectar sipping. They can double as weapons in the mating game.
Oct 23, 2014 04:45 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Green anole handles arrival of an invasive competitor by making better toes in a mere 20 generations.
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