When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.
There are many cases in which animals and plants resemble each other. Whether these resemblances are cases of mimicry, and evidence of natural selection, is not so easy to tell, but a number of studies do offer strong evidence of just that.
Human created noise pollution has negative effects on animals.
Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.
Technology enables humans to kill prey faster than they can replenish their population, putting many species at risk of extinction.
Scientists puzzle over why some areas highly concentrated with prey draw fewer predators?
Termite colonies are fascinating microcosms of social order (that will eat you out of house and home).
Our outdoor cats can do a lot of ecological damage when we're not watching.
Dear A Moment of Science, Besides chimps, which animals do you think are the most like people?