Animals

  1. Animals

    Out of the Jungle: New lemurs found in Madagascar’s forests

    Two new species of lemur have been discovered in Madagascar, the only home of these tiny and endangered primates.

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  2. Animals

    Wing Ding: Bird rubs feathers for cricketlike song

    Scientists say that they have found the first vertebrate to make its courtship music in the same way as a cricket does.

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  3. Animals

    Meat-Eating Caterpillar: It hunts snails and ties them down

    A newly named species of Hawaiian caterpillar sneaks up on a resting snail and quickly spins silk strands around it, lashing it to the spot, and then eats it.

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  4. Animals

    Ladybug mom provides infertile eggs as baby food

    When food gets scarce, multicolored Asian ladybugs lay extra dud eggs that can end up as emergency rations for their young.

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  5. Animals

    Is eyeless sea creature fishing with a red light?

    Researchers off the coast of California have captured three deep-water siphonophores, relatives of jellyfish, and observed in the lab that the creatures twitch little red lights that could be lures for fish.

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  6. Animals

    More junk makes for better dads

    A new analysis links dutiful fatherhood in prairie voles to a stretch of DNA once dismissed as meaningless.

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  7. Animals

    He Clones, She Clones: Dad, mom ants as different species

    In the little fire ant, males and queens clone themselves, the closest science has gotten to declaring males and females as separate species.

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  8. Animals

    Save the Tapir

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  9. Animals

    Dee for Danger: Chickadees add notes as threat grows

    Chickadees change their alarm calls depending on how serious a lurking predator seems.

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  10. Animals

    Sponge Moms: Dolphins learn tool use from their mothers

    Dolphins that carry sponges on their beaks while looking for food may have learned the trick from their mothers instead of just inheriting a sponge-use gene.

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  11. Animals

    Comeback Bird

    Looking for a long-lost woodpecker had its special challenges, including anticipating what would happen if the hunt actually succeeded.

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  12. Animals

    Anemone Wars: Clone armies deploy scouts, attack tidally

    The first description of clashing armies of sea anemones has revealed unsuspected military tactics.

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