Animals

  1. Science & Society

    #BlackBirdersWeek seeks to open the outdoors for everyone

    The social media campaign #BlackBirdersWeek hopes to show the world the many black birders and nature lovers of color.

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  2. Animals

    Why elephants and armadillos might easily get drunk

    Stories of drunken elephants may not be a myth. Differences in a gene for breaking down alcohol could explain how they get tipsy.

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  3. Animals

    When prey get scarce, these jellies become cannibals

    Invasive comb jellies may feast on their larvae if massive population booms in summer deplete their prey.

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  4. Animals

    Traces from nuclear-weapons tests offer clues to whale sharks’ ages

    Traces left by nuclear-bomb testing in the 1950s and ‘60s can help researchers learn how old a whale shark is.

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  5. Animals

    Let’s learn about domestic cats

    Cats rule the internet — and many of our homes. To get here was a journey of many thousands of years.

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  6. Environment

    Pesticides can have long-term impact on bumblebee learning

    Pesticide-laced nectar and pollen can permanently harm the brains of baby bumblebees.

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  7. Animals

    Minecraft’s big bees don’t exist, but giant insects once did

    Big bees buzz in Minecraft. In our world, blocky bees might starve and be stuck on the ground. Yet long ago, giant insects did roam our planet.

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  8. Animals

    Mice show their feelings on their faces

    Pleasure, pain, fear and disgust — all can show on a mouse’s face. As computational analyses show, you just need to know what to look for.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    How to find the next pandemic virus before it finds us

    Wild animals carry viruses that can sicken people. Monitoring those viral hosts that pose the greatest risk might help prevent a new pandemic.

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  10. Animals

    Lots of frogs and salamanders have a secret glow

    A widespread ability to glow in brilliant colors could make amphibians easier to track down in the wild.

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  11. Animals

    Scientists Say: Echolocation

    This word describes a method that some animals use to sense their environments by making sounds and listening for their echoes.

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  12. Animals

    Let’s learn about the creepy crawlies in your home

    From ants to spiders to crickets to bed bugs — a whole host of insects and other arthropods may be hanging out with you at home.

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