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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 →
Oct 9, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The telltale aroma of beer first evolved, not to tempt thirsty people, but to attract fruit flies. Continue reading →
Sep 30, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Things that go bump in the night may not be ghosts after all.
Sep 24, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Mysterious animals whose remains resemble dried up pomegranates lived 370 million years before the world's first dinosaurs emerged. Continue reading →
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