Animals

  1. Animals

    Newly discovered eel sets a jolting record for animal voltage

    Scientists have found two new electric eel species. One now holds the animal kingdom’s record for highest delivered voltage.

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  2. Animals

    The moon has power over animals

    The moon is known for its tidal effects. But its light also can exert a powerful influence on animals large and small.

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  3. Animals

    Standing out helps barn owls on the hunt

    White barn owls are more successful hunters than red ones — at least when the moon is full.

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  4. Genetics

    What we can — and can’t — learn from our pets’ DNA

    Your dog or cat’s DNA is an open book. DNA tests tell people about their pet’s breed and attempt to predict things about its behavior and health.

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  5. Genetics

    DNA testing looks into dog breeds and cat history

    Dog and cat breeds can look very different from one another. How does it happen? Combinations of tiny genetic tweaks.

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  6. Animals

    Could Wednesday Addams really jolt a frog back to life?

    A spark that recalls some science history brings a dead frog to life in The Addams Family. Scientists are now using electricity to build the body.

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  7. Tech

    This robot catches jellyfish with a gentle ‘hug’

    A soft robotic hand gently catches jellyfish by trapping the creatures within its silicone fingers.

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  8. Animals

    Breeding has given different dogs distinct brain shapes

    An analysis of the shapes of brains in different dog breeds shows how humans have altered the animals’ brain anatomy.

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  9. Animals

    Cool Jobs: Poop investigators

    Far from just being waste, poop is loaded with clues to the health, biology and behavior of whatever body produced it.

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  10. Animals

    High-speed camera reveals the secrets of a legless larva’s leap

    Research reveals how a blob of an insect can leap more efficiently than it crawls. Its body acts like a spring.

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  11. Animals

    Scientists Say: Extinction

    When the last member of a species dies, it’s gone forever. That species is extinct.

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  12. Animals

    Mystery disease is killing Caribbean corals

    Scientists are racing to pin down a new coral disease that’s “annihilating” whole species from Caribbean reefs.

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