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A Gift-Wrapped Edible Present Equals Longer Sex (For Spiders)
He who comes bearing gifts spends more time with the ladies, at least in the world of spiders. Aroused arachnids...
School’s Out After Spiders Visit Computer Lab
Snow days are the best: No more school (or work), you get to build snow forts and snowballs, and you...
Your Car Might Contain Hidden Spider Stowaways
Toyota announced is recalling about 870,000 of its most popular sedans because of a spider problem. This is not to...
Friday Baturday: Help Fund A Project to Study Bats With UV Light
In North America, bat populations have been decimated by an illness known as white nose syndrome. It’s caused by a...
Will A Chicken That’s Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?
BRB, feeding a cow ketchup
Welcome to Eek Squad
Last summer, I watched a terrifyingly multi-legged insect skitter across the wall of my living room. It was way too...
I Met The World’s Smartest Dog
Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.
Important Scientific Mystery Solved: How Birds Lose Their Penises
The penises of many male birds stop growing and shrink away. Scientists reveal the genetic mechanism at work.
The Chemistry of Kibble
The billion-dollar, cutting-edge science of convincing dogs and cats to eat what’s in front of them.
Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?
Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive