Turns out bat sonar is simpler than scientists thought.
Parasitic wasps are horrible things. They inject their quarry with chemicals that turn them into zombies, forcing the host animal … Continued
Jumping spiders, which by the way are super cute, have some remarkable abilities. They can leap many times longer than … Continued
It’s a nighmarish situation: A gigantic snake slowly curls around your body, enveloping you in its slithery embrace. You begin … Continued
Venom contains powerful and highly targeted neurotoxins, allowing spiders, snakes and other predators to immobilize their prey and make for … Continued
A bat that may soon be added to the Endangered Species List could interrupt plans for a new oil pipeline … Continued
Kevin Keel would rather not infect bats on purpose. A veterinary pathologist at the University of California at Davis, he … Continued
Spider silk is amazing stuff. Its strength-to-weight ratio is second to none, and it’s biodegradable to boot, making it a … Continued
It’s Groundhog Day! Why is this a holiday? (And why isn’t it called Whistle-Pig Day instead?) We celebrate groundhogs in … Continued
About 25,000 to 3,000 years ago, land mammals died out in massive numbers from the Arctic to the Caribbean, which … Continued
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