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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 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Discovery News
From edible oyster mushrooms to venus flytraps: Check out these carnivorous plants that enjoy their protein.
Feb 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Pesky termites aren't so bad after all, as new research finds that they can greatly benefit plants, animals and landscapes.
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.
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