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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.

May 5, 2014

 

An alligator lays in flowers and grass with mouth open wide.

Alligator And Crocodile Tools

Reptiles often get a bad rap for their supposed dim wits. As it turns out, though, they're actually pretty darn clever.

October 21, 2013

 

Spotted sandpiper bird perches on a log in a body of water.

Active Animal Dads

Nature provides different models of parenthood with the male of some species bearing the brunt of childcare.

November 6, 2012

 

sheep in a flock

What Is The Science Behind Animals Moving In A Flock?

I find it interesting that many animals, like sheep, zebras, fish, and birds, tend to congregate and move around in flocks. What's the science behind flocking?

February 15, 2012

 

a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator

Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

February 2, 2012

 

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Survival Of The Sluggish

WANTED--Superlative silk producers. Benefits include housing, unlimited food and protection from all predators.

February 5, 2010

 

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Middle Aged Wolves

Why are some populations of elk unharmed by wolf packs?

January 6, 2010

 

A close-up of a katydid.

The Siren Song of the Spotted Katydid

Learn how female katydids deceptively lure male cicadas to their death, on this Moment of Science.

December 14, 2009

 

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Coywolves On The Prowl

Learn about the new coyote-wolf hybrid... the coywolf!

June 5, 2008

 

Brussel Sprouts just haravested

Aphids and Brussels Sprouts

The very bottom of the food chain is changing and can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of us. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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