1. Animals

    The Social Lives of Snakes

    A lot of pit vipers aren't the asocial loners that even snake fans had long assumed.

  2. Animals

    Road rage keeps ants moving smoothly

    Streams of ants manage to avoid traffic gridlock by a bit of strategic pushing and shoving.

  3. Animals

    Hornbills know which monkey calls to heed

    Hornbills can tell the difference between two kinds of alarm calls given by monkeys.

  4. Animals

    Second bird genus shares dart-frog toxins

    Researchers have found a second bird genus, also in New Guinea, that carries the same toxins as poison-dart frogs in Central and South America.

  5. Animals

    New Green Eyes: First butterfly that’s genetically modified

    Scientists have genetically engineered a butterfly for the first time, putting a jellyfish protein into a tropical African species so that its eyes fluoresce green.

  6. Animals

    Jungle Genes: First bird genome is decoded

    Researchers have unveiled a draft of the first bird genome to be sequenced, a vintage chicken.

  7. Animals

    Fox Selection: Bottleneck survivors show surprising variety

    Foxes native to a California island—famous for the least genetic diversity ever reported in a sexually reproducing animal—have some variation after all.

  8. Animals

    Feral breed lacks domestic dogs’ skill

    Wild dogs that haven't lived with people for 5,000 years share little of the capacity of their domesticated cousins for interpreting human gestures.

  9. Animals

    Flesh Eaters: Bees that strip carrion also take wasp young

    A South American bee that ignores flowers and collects carrion from carcasses has an unexpected taste for live, abandoned wasp young.

  10. Animals

    How blind mole rats find their way home

    The blind mole rat is the first animal discovered to navigate by combining dead reckoning with a magnetic compass.

  11. Animals

    Where’d I Put That?

    Birds that hide and recover thousands of separate caches of seeds have become a model for investigating how animals' minds work.

  12. Animals

    Fish in the dark still size up mates

    Female cave fish still have their ancestral preference for a large male, even though it's too dark to see him.