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The bright flowerlike symmetry of Australia’s northern jeweled orb-web spider lures in hungry prey.

Veronica Tremblay, Contributor

Adding seaweed to cows’ diets could help reduce methane production and help curb climate change.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

The animals' bodies contained pollutants not found in dolphins before.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Finding suggests "megapredators" may have been more common in Mesozoic Era than previously thought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

For Asiatic lionesses, sex may be a way of protecting their cubs from murderous males.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Alligator blood inhibits a key toxin in the venom of vipers such as rattlesnakes and copperheads.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Study suggests parts of the animals' backs and legs fused together to form wings.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The beetles apparently use their legs to speed up their trip through the frogs' entire digestive system.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

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