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Long penises may allow hermit crabs to stay in their shells during sex, reducing the risk of shells being stolen.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Rats struggle to solve a maze after their uteruses are removed, raising questions about the impacts of the widespread procedure in humans.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Cells in the fly specimens' nervous systems can be seen glowing through the insects' transparent bodies.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

A closer look at cat tongues helps explain why the animals' grooming is so effective and may inspire new brushes -- for pets and humans.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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

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