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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.

December 19, 2006

 

a small chimp at the tulsa zoo

So A Chimpanzee Comes To A Road…

It sounds like the begging of a bad joke, but what does a chimpanzee do when it needs to cross the road?

November 30, 2006

 

a cat leaps up to  trap a bird

Where Have All the Dead Birds Gone?

Besides after hearing a thud on your newly cleaned window, have you ever found a dead bird in your lawn? Why is it so unusual?

April 16, 2006

 

coral_snake

Snake Mimicry

Could you tell a coral snake from the similar looking, but non-poisonous scarlet king snake?

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