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May 20, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Skin can sometimes see, as new research on an octopus shows.
May 13, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
One of the best escape moves in nature is performed by the trap-jaw ant, which uses its jaws to hurl itself backward--performing multiple backflips in the process.
Apr 27, 2015 05:43 PM ET // Lori Cuthbert
The apparently tame owl has taken to perching on bystanders' heads.
Feb 10, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Parasitic wasps inject a virus to turn their victims into trembling, unwilling bodyguards. → → Continue reading →
Jan 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The weird fingerlike thing wasn’t from a bear or other wild mammal, but it also wasn’t human.
Jan 4, 2015 12:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The disco clam draws in prey with a mesmerizing light show and then renders its audience immobile with noxious mucus. Continue reading →
Nov 13, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Sex and the science of sounds help to explain how a songbird can imitate a laser gun with astonishing precision. Continue reading →
Oct 29, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Fish don't scream, so what's a scared fish to do? Researchers found that some fish warn others and express their distress by grinding their teeth. Continue reading →
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