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Even from inside their shells and wombs, embryos are listening
It's surprisingly common for developing animals to listen and adapt to the outside world.
Laughter is a key part of play for many animals
Laughing says, "I'm only play-biting you, not real-biting you."
We may finally know where young turtles spend their ‘lost years’
A spot in the Atlantic Ocean seems to house baby green turtles as they mature.
Understanding plant biological clocks could boost future agriculture
Plants have their cycles, too—and knowing them could bring down how much water, fertilizer, and herbicide we use.
This female praying mantis has a persuasive body part it uses to find mates
Is that a pheromone gland or are you just happy to see me?
High temperatures can cause embryonic bearded dragons to change sex
Harsh conditions may have led to this surprising evolutionary trait.
In the battle for the crown, Indian jumping ants shrink and regrow their brains
These insects can go through intense but reversible bodily changes.
West Virginia’s native elk have finally come home
The last recorded sighting of a wild elk in the Mountain State was in 1875.
Ask Us Anything: Why do humans stop growing?
It’s more complicated than you think.
Google’s new Nest Hub can track your sleep without a wearable or camera
This new smart screen watches you sleep without using a camera.