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August 13, 2015


flying bat

Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

August 11, 2015


dusky dotty back fish blending into purple surroundings

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

June 2, 2015



Deciphering Seals   

Seals eavesdrop on killer whales to distinguish the harmless fish-only eaters from the seal-eating kind.

June 1, 2015



Dragonflies and the Predicting Brain 

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

November 25, 2014



Predator’s Dilemma

The predator/prey relationship is complex, as predators sometimes hunt their food source out of existence.

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.

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.

August 4, 2011



Bladderworts Trap Caught On Camera

High speed cameras are giving scientists their first look at how the bladder traps function.

July 6, 2011



Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

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