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Animals have an internal ‘GPS’ that tells body parts where to grow
The Waze-like system is hundreds of millions of years old.
An overlooked fossil turned out to be a new herbivorous dinosaur with an oddly shaped nose
Brighstoneus simmondsi has a big lump around the nostrils, like a chunky alligator.
These honeybees have a surprisingly fierce battle cry
The harsh, unpredictable sound shares features of mammal and bird alarm calls.
Ancient penis worms used protection on the seabed
The fleshy creatures were 'hermiting' even before hermit crabs.
The protein that keeps worker ants in line can also make them queen
Ant royalty can be made with the flip of a genetic switch.
What being a cat or dog person says about you
Your choices speak volumes about your personality—or do they?
When female finches fail to find mates, they dump their eggs and move on
Female zebra finches are picky in their mates, and have found a clever way to reproduce if they don't find someone.
Biologists vastly underestimated how much whales eat and poop
The creatures' large body size made quantifying their diets and waste an arduous task.
Wild deer are giving each other COVID—a lot
Animals hosting the virus may act as a reservoir.
The surprising link between caterpillar poop and our climate
Caterpillars eat and poop—a lot. All that waste could be contributing to carbon emissions.