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New research suggests they create a newfound type of air vortex to slow their descent.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists are finding microbes that are good for crops but bad for weeds.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Drought killed off inedible plants in Kruger National Park, making room for other plants that animals like to eat.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

Blowflies serve as natural sampling instruments to learn what is pooping and dying in an area.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

For seeds, it’s a race against time to create the chloroplasts they need to survive during the first 48 hours in the ground.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Spiders that eat other spiders may use sound to avoid cannibalism.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Researchers have long pondered the humble egg. As some great puzzles are cracked open, new ones are laid.

Katherine Gammon, Contributor

Individuals will compromise on their own temperature preferences to gain the benefits of group life.

Brian Owens, Contributor

When assessing their enemies, chameleons may be better off looking at color rather than the size and shape of their opponents' bodies.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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