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Decades of observation and research suggest zebras may use their stripes for temperature regulation, among other functions.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Scientists observe intense matchmaking behaviors from bonobo mothers on behalf of their sons.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The webs store energy like a bow and can accelerate the spiders at up to 80 Gs.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

When the bloodsucking insects eat sugar, they express more of a specific protein that can curb their attraction to humans.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Humans can learn a lot from the world's most extreme creatures.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Newly defined species that lived 90 million years ago represents a chimera -- or even the crab family's platypus, researchers say.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

In dolphins, the clitoris is located at the entrance to the vagina where it is sure to be rubbed during penetrative sex.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Whether they respond when called is another matter.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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