Elizabeth Anne Brown

All Stories by Elizabeth Anne Brown

  1. Animals

    Sumatran orangutans start crafting their engineering skills as infants

    By 6 months old, young orangutans are experimenting with construction materials, and by 6 years old, they are building platforms 20 meters in the air.

  2. Animals

    Belugas may communicate by warping a blob of forehead fat

    Jiggling the “melon” like Jell-O seems to be associated with sexual behaviors, scientists say.

  3. Animals

    Some cannibal pirate spiders trick their cousins into ‘walking the plank’

    A pirate spider in Costa Rica uses a never-before-seen hunting strategy that exploits the way other spiders build webs.