Jake Buehler

All Stories by Jake Buehler

  1. Naked mole-rats in a pile
    Animals

    Naked mole-rats invade neighboring colonies and steal babies

    Naked mole-rats invade neighboring colonies, steal pups and evict any others left behind. The show of force may be central to their underground lifestyle.

  2. Torquigener albomaculosus
    Animals

    Pufferfish may be carving mysterious ‘crop circles’ near Australia

    In 2011, scientists discovered that tiny pufferfish were sculpting Japan’s underwater “mystery circles.” Now, more circles have emerged in Australia.

  3. blue whale
    Life

    Before migrating, some blue whales switch up the timing of their songs

    Pacific blue whales change the daily timing of their songs ahead of migration, helping scientists better anticipate these massive animals’ movements.

  4. Dingo from Australia
    Animals

    Culling dingoes with poison may be making them bigger

    Meat laced with toxic powder has been used for decades to kill dingoes. Now, dingoes in baited areas are changing: They’re getting bigger.

  5. tuatara
    Animals

    How tuatara live so long and can withstand cool weather

    Tuatara may look like your average lizard, but they’re not. Now, researchers have deciphered the rare reptiles’ genome, or genetic instruction book.

  6. Frederieke Kroon diving
    Life

    Fish poop exposes what eats the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish

    During population booms, crown-of-thorns can devastate coral reefs. Identifying predators of the coral polyp slurpers could help protect the reefs.

  7. Malaria parasites
    Humans

    Malaria parasites may have their own circadian rhythms

    Plasmodium parasites don’t depend on a host for an internal clock, studies suggest.

  8. Ecosystems

    Warming water can create a tropical ecosystem, but a fragile one

    Tropical fish in a power plant’s warm discharge disappeared with the plant’s shutdown, giving insight into ecosystems’ reaction to temperature shifts.

  9. hero shrew
    Animals

    Here’s why a hero shrew has the sturdiest spine of any mammal

    The hero shrew’s rigid backbone is among the weirdest mammal spines, its incredible strength aided by fortified vertebrae bones.

  10. Animals

    Seabirds may find food at sea by flying in a massive, kilometers-wide arc

    Radar shows that seabird groups can fly together in giant “rake” formations. If they are cooperating to find food, it’s on a scale not yet seen in the birds.

  11. parazen fish
    Life

    This is the first deep-sea fish known to be a mouthbreeder

    Scientists found over 500 eggs attached to the inside of a parazen fish’s mouth.

  12. Olm salamander in cave
    Animals

    One blind, aquatic salamander may have sat mostly still for seven years

    Olms may live for about century and appear to spend their time moving sparingly.