Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

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  1. Animals

    Watch: This fox is the first spotted fishing for its food

    Big fish in shallow water were easy pickings for this fox. It’s the first of its species known to fish.

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  2. Animals

    Several mammals use a South American tree as their pharmacy

    Researchers in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest stumbled onto something very strange. They watched as animals “doctored” themselves with products from a tree.

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  3. Animals

    Some ecologists value parasites — and now want a plan to save them

    Parasites get a bad rap as disease-causing, unwelcome guests on other organisms. But parasites are also imperiled, and scientists don’t want to lose them.

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  4. Archaeology

    Rats can chronicle human history

    Rats have lived alongside people for thousands of years. Now, scientists can study the rats and their leavings to learn more about ourselves.

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  5. Fossils

    Ancient ‘ManBearPig’ mammal lived fast — and died young

    Developing in the womb for a while — but being born ready to take on the world — may have helped post-dinosaur mammals rise to dominance.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is monkeypox?

    Once rare, the viral disease monkeypox exploded onto the global scene for the first time in 2022.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Dogs and other animals could aid the spread of monkeypox

    Now that monkeypox has spread to a dog, researchers fear other species could help the virus become widespread outside of Africa for the first time.

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  8. Plants

    No sun? No prob! A new process might soon grow plants in the dark

    Teamwork makes green-work! Collaborating scientists came up with an electrifying farming trick that could make sunlight optional.

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  9. Animals

    News stories about spiders are unfairly negative

    Nearly half of news stories about people-spider encounters contain errors, according to a new study. And those falsehoods tend to have a negative spin.

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