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May 29, 2017

 

Baaaaah! Those sheep are in a flock for a reason!

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?

August 13, 2015

 

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Super Bats 

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

August 11, 2015

 

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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

 

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Deciphering Seals   

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

November 25, 2014

 

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Predator’s Dilemma

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

November 11, 2014

 

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The Spider: Predator or Prey?

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

May 5, 2014

 

Don't be fooled by that grin. This one's a killer!

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

 

The male spotted sandpiper incubates fledgling eggs after the female leaves in search of a new mate.

Active Animal Dads

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

February 15, 2012

 

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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.

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