Animals

More Stories in Animals

  1. Agriculture

    Let’s learn about eating bugs

    Eating more insects, rather than pork, beef or other kinds of meat, may be better for the planet.

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  2. Animals

    Insect swarms might electrify the air as much as storm clouds do

    Honeybees that flew over a voltage sensor sparked a new look at the effect of insects on electricity in the atmosphere.

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  3. Animals

    If mosquitoes vanished, would we miss them? Vampire spiders might

    Vampire spiders get their meals from blood-filled Anopheles mosquitoes. But if those insects disappear, the spiders will likely adapt.

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  4. Animals

    Some seabirds survive typhoons by flying into them

    Some birds take massive detours to avoid cyclones. But shearwaters caught between land and the storm’s eye sometimes fly toward the storm’s center.

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  5. Animals

    Some spikes in malaria cases may be tied to amphibian die-offs

    Amphibian deaths from a fungal disease may have led to more mosquitoes — and an increase in malaria cases in Costa Rica and Panama.

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  6. Tech

    How to turn your hobby into a seriously cool science project

    This year’s Broadcom MASTERS finalists were inspired by their love of painting, horseback riding and other pastimes.

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  7. Animals

    Let’s learn about parasites that create zombies

    Some parasites turn their victims into mindless puppets that do the parasites’ bidding, even at the cost of their own lives.

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  8. Animals

    Analyze This: Octopuses may use favorite arms for grabbing meals

    Understanding how octopuses control all their arms could provide clues for engineers building soft robots.

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  9. Animals

    Sea creatures’ fishy scent protects them from deep-sea high pressures  

    TMAO’s water-wrangling ability protects a critter’s critical proteins — including muscle — from crushing under deep ocean pressures.

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