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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 13, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
An insect-eating plant proves that evolved strategies can sometimes be just as effective as thinking through problems.
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.
Jan 8, 2015 09:45 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Dohrniphora flies quickly guillotine their prey with a long, sawlike proboscis, always targeting injured ants to avoid becoming dinner themselves.
Jan 6, 2015 12:01 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey. Continue reading →
Dec 29, 2014 10:17 AM ET
This year certainly held its own when it came to the describing of deeply odd animals. From a cavefish with its anus directly behind its head, to a marsupial whose males mate furiously until they die of stress, 2014 had something for everyone.
Dec 23, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
If you think you've gotten some weird holiday presents, learn what other animals give as gifts.
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