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Animal behavior

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

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Close up image of rust-colored fox, taken from above, as the animal looks into the camera

Some evidence suggests that foxes may be trying to domesticate themselves.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A new type of exotic mantis has entered the U.S. My own brood of nonnative mantises sheds light on what that means.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Monkeys’ reactions to computer-generated videos suggest they, like humans, suffer from the creepy “uncanny valley” effect.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Narwhal vocalizations are not well understood, but Inuit whale hunters helped scientists get close enough to listen.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

For years, people believed that royal jelly contained the secret to making queen bees. Turns out it’s simply the amount of food.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A new paper shows lobsters create sounds that travel more than a mile.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Long legs didn't make the massive predators faster but helped save energy during the daily grind, new research suggests.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New drone footage catches shark-on-shark predation in action.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

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