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Animal behavior

Black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) are found throughout Central America. 

Scientists are combining new technologies to reveal how the animals use tree canopies.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Preliminary research suggests that eddies may hold tasty surprises.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

The animals use a cocktail of decomposing skin and food to lure prey.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Scientists are using sound to track how sharks migrate and the animals they encounter.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Bottlenose dolphins improve echolocation precision by aiming their sonar beam to graze the target.

Ben P. Stein, Contributor

Tusks from millions of mammoths could suppress poaching.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Early exposure changes this songbird’s social life.

Alison F. Takemura, Contributor

Mound designs could improve autonomous robot networks.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Appetizing scents can override alarm signals in honeybees.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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