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

Veronica Tremblay, Contributor

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

Traditional microscopes make it look like sperm tails undulate symmetrically -- but that's an optical illusion.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Wormlike amphibians called caecilians may have evolved venomous teeth long before the first snakes crawled the Earth.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Narwhal vocalizations are not well understood, but Inuit whale hunters helped scientists get close enough to listen.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

For years, people believed that royal jelly contained the secret to making queen bees. Turns out it’s simply the amount of food.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

A new paper shows lobsters create sounds that travel more than a mile.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

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