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September 10, 2015



Flowers Choose the Best Pollinators    

In solving the pollination mystery surrounding Heliconia tortuosa, scientists made an important discovery about plant evolution.

July 23, 2015


fly, close-up

Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or can't choke out these pesky pilots.

July 15, 2015


wasp on nest

Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species

Insect societies are typically female dominated. But in Costa Rica, male wasps defy the queen's rule.

June 1, 2015



Dragonflies and the Predicting Brain 

Dragonflies have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to hunting their next meal.

March 11, 2015


sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

January 13, 2015


fly swatter

How High Does a Fly Fly?

Flies will travel upwards of 6,000 feet to ensure maximum annoyance.

November 11, 2014


spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

August 23, 2014


Indiana bats hibernating in a crevice.

The Bugs Will Love This

Research suggests White Nose Syndrome in bats will have bleak ecological and economic consequences.

July 3, 2014


An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

May 1, 2014


A side view of a silver and black archer fish

The Archerfish: Nature’s Squirt Gun

Your old Super Soaker was pretty cool, but it didn't have precision like this.

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