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Trainers have used Lasix for decades to reduce bleeding and improve performance in North American racehorses.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

Yellow, orange and black butterfly stationary on a vertical fence

How the heat of cities drives animal size may offer clues about how ecosystems will respond to global warming.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Farmers, scientists and beekeepers are working to raise blue orchard mason bees to pollinate valuable orchard crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

Using a device typically engaged to study rockets, researchers examined how whales hear.

James Gaines, Contributor

Popularity of increasingly endangered wild animals may create the misguided notion that they’re thriving in nature.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

New study reveals the complex strategies crab spiders use to soar on streamers of silk.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Chinese researchers solve the complete DNA sequence of the pernicious pest, revealing some of its evolutionary secrets.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

New genetic analysis suggests that major groups of fish species arose in the 10 million years after dinosaurs disappeared.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs in other creatures may represent more species than any other group of animals.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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