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Animal behavior

The bright flowerlike symmetry of Australia’s northern jeweled orb-web spider lures in hungry prey.

Veronica Tremblay, Contributor

The discovery raises hopes that chimps can adapt to threats such as climate change.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Finding suggests "megapredators" may have been more common in Mesozoic Era than previously thought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

For Asiatic lionesses, sex may be a way of protecting their cubs from murderous males.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Alligator blood inhibits a key toxin in the venom of vipers such as rattlesnakes and copperheads.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

The beetles apparently use their legs to speed up their trip through the frogs' entire digestive system.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Scientists discover a new method of communication in Atlantic ghost crabs.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

A new song type originated in western Canada and then spread East, replacing the sparrows’ traditional song.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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