The armor might help leafcutter ants defend the valuable fungus they grow for food.
The animals have evolved an immune system that doesn’t cause as much inflammation.
Accidents like the Deepwater Horizon spill may hurt the rays’ ability to hunt.
The subterranean rodents have little use for vision, but their magnetic sense tells them which direction is which.
The bright flowerlike symmetry of Australia’s northern jeweled orb-web spider lures in hungry prey.
Alligator blood inhibits a key toxin in the venom of vipers such as rattlesnakes and copperheads.
Study suggests parts of the animals' backs and legs fused together to form wings.
Traditional microscopes make it look like sperm tails undulate symmetrically -- but that's an optical illusion.
Narwhal vocalizations are not well understood, but Inuit whale hunters helped scientists get close enough to listen.