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January 15, 2013

 

zebra

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

For many animals, camouflage is an important part of survival. But a zebra's bold stripes can't help to disguise it in its natural habitat, the open plains.

April 30, 2012

 

spittlebug

The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

February 27, 2012

 

a fossil of a Plesiosaur at the Natural History Museum

Plesiosaurs

Is there still such a thing as a plesiosaur? What do we know about them?

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!

September 30, 2011

 

A Moth being held by a person

A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2011

 

vervet_monkey

Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

November 2, 2009

 

lancewood

Lancewoods And Moas Long Gone

How lancewood tree leaves change to defend against the moa, a flightless bird.

May 14, 2009

 

Crow perched on tree branch

Crow Thievery

Native American stories and legends depict crows as witty and tricky. Modern behaviorists agree; crows are one of the more intelligent bird species.

January 29, 2009

 

Three-spined Stickleback with ruler

Evolution: A Crooked Pathway

Unfortunately, evolution often detours along a crooked path until species become more "fit" for their environments.

September 15, 2008

 

butterflies

The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

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