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Damselfish often end up raising young that aren't their own.

Amanda Heidt, Contributor

Cowbirds outsource parenting to other species, but an innate password tells their children to copy cowbird songs.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image shows numerous termites gathered around a hole.

Underground species eats or buries its dead, depending on likelihood of catching disease.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Saharan insects use breakneck speeds to beat the desert heat while finding food.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

To get wildlife data, scientists have jumped out of helicopters and given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to venomous snakes.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Conspicuous toilet spots may help Dalmatian wall lizards communicate.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists show that bacteria have unexpected effects in spider sex.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

The large, colorful parasite has apparently been lurking there for years.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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