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Animal behavior

Small, sneaky males invade mating sessions of the plainfin midshipman.

Alison F. Takemura, Contributor

Fatty layer covering snakeskin protects animal's underside against scrapes and wear.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Insects measure air currents to guide their migrations.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

New technology gives whales a flying checkup.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Human activity forces dolphins and whales to shout.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

3D tracking of insects reveals surprisingly bouncy behavior.

Michael Greshko, Contributor

A study of lakes in Connecticut reveals that recreational angling pushes largemouth bass to evolve.

Devin Powell, Contributor

In whales -- and in humans -- older females seem to offer a special benefit to groups.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Traffic scientists study ants because they manage traffic better than humans.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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