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July 5, 2019

 

Human Hunters Are Unique In Nature

Technology puts humans outside the constraints nature imposes on other predators and makes us superpredators. Using weapons, humans kill nine times as many large carnivores as any other species.

December 12, 2018

 

Dragonflies And The Predicting Brain 

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

November 1, 2018

 

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

Meet The Dusty Dottyback. It looks cute, but its ability to change its appearance makes it a fierce aquatic predator.

January 22, 2016

 

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More Prey, Fewer Predators

Scientists puzzle over why some areas highly concentrated with prey draw fewer predators?

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.

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.

September 30, 2011

 

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.

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