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Plants may recruit defenders by bribing them with other plants' pollen.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Surprisingly, it’s the trees, not the bugs, that matter.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Image shows numerous termites gathered around a hole.

Underground species eats or buries its dead, depending on likelihood of catching disease.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Red tide approaching beach

Gel-like beads embedded with natural bacteria could fight harmful algal blooms.

Amanda Heidt, Contributor

Saharan insects use breakneck speeds to beat the desert heat while finding food.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

To get wildlife data, scientists have jumped out of helicopters and given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to venomous snakes.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image shows a robotic fish mid-frame, with three mosquitofish swimming nearby.

A mechanical predator could stress an invasive species of freshwater fish to the point that they may reproduce less.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Conspicuous toilet spots may help Dalmatian wall lizards communicate.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

‘Megafires’ jeopardize the black-backed woodpecker’s habitat.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

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