Animals

  1. Animals

    Hungry bug seeks hot meal

    A seed-loving insect finds food by sensing its temperature.

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  2. Animals

    Grunting for worms

    Want to catch some earthworms? Pretend you're a mole. For experienced worm hunters, the technique works like magic.

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  3. Animals

    Traveling tuna

    Young Atlantic bluefin tuna swim the sea from coast to coast.

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  4. Animals

    Weird, new ant

    Recently discovered South American species shakes up ant family tree.

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  5. Animals

    Honeybees do the wave

    Giant honeybees make waves when predators come close.

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  6. Animals

    Mice sense each other’s fear

    Scientists have figured out how mice use their noses to sniff out fear in other mice.

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  7. Animals

    The tiniest serpent

    The smallest species of snake ever discovered lives on the Caribbean island of Barbados.

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  8. Animals

    From dipping to fishing

    Scientists retool thinking about chimp innovation.

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  9. Animals

    Blooming jellies

    Jellyfish and other gooey marine creatures are showing up in new places, and scientists are trying to discover why.

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  10. Animals

    Listening to birdsong

    Among certain finches, a lady bird knows when a gentleman bird is sending subtle messages in his calls—ones that people can't detect.

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  11. Animals

    Explainer: Jelly vs. jellyfish: What’s the difference?

    Not all jellies are jellyfish

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  12. Animals

    Diving, rolling and floating, alligator style

    Alligators use the muscles around their lungs in a surprising way—to help them move quickly and smoothly through the swamps and waterways in which they live.

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