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“Adaptation”

Apr 25, 2016 05:00 AM ET
We can die if we drink salt water, yet our oceans are teeming with life. DNews explains how some animals adapted to a salty world.
Apr 4, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Discovery News
A tiny arthropod from 430 million years ago dubbed “The Kite Runner” had a novel way of hauling around its brood.
Mar 31, 2016 04:18 PM ET // Richard Farrell
A family of frogs spends its tadpole time living underground, with a body built for burrowing.
Mar 22, 2016 03:18 PM ET // Discovery News
City-slicker birds may have an intellectual wing up on their country counterparts, according to a new study of avian intelligence.
Feb 17, 2016 03:35 AM ET
Spiderman, spiderman, does whatever a spider can. Right? But what works for spidey doesn't work for us. How come we can't climb walls while animals such as geckos and spiders seem to stick to them like glue?
Jan 20, 2016 10:40 AM ET // Dani Cooper, ABC Science Online
If you have hopes of replicating Spiderman's ability to climb walls, a new study may crush your dreams.
Dec 2, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience
Known for using their powerful jaws to launch themselves into the air, the insects have another trick in their escape arsenal.
Nov 30, 2015 02:17 PM ET // Discovery News
Researchers marvel at the evolutionary convergence, even as they're not sure what purpose the color serves.
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