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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 10, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Parasitic wasps inject a virus to turn their victims into trembling, unwilling bodyguards. → → Continue reading →
Feb 10, 2015 08:45 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
The bees start foraging when they are too young to do the risky job, new research suggests.
Feb 5, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Discovery News
A class of insecticide called neonicotinoids puts the bee's learning ability at risk and inhibits colony growth.
Feb 2, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Karl Gruber, ABC Science Online
A study of carpenter ants examined what happens to them when they become isolated.
Jan 27, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Discovery News
A spider that combs and pulls its silk to create sticky filaments could inspire a way to make long, strong nanofibers.
Jan 9, 2015 03:45 AM ET
News that the monarch butterfly has nearly vanished from the planet means it may be be deemed an endangered species. What does that mean? Trace and Julia read the fine print in the Endangered Species Act.
Jan 9, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Discovery News
A museum volunteer got an amazing surprise when he came upon the rare creature, just emerged from its chrysalis.
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