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The Detachable Penis

By | February 14, 2013

A species of sea slug discards its penis after mating, then grows another the next day, a tactic that may have evolved to avoid passing on the sperm of competitors.  

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Diversity Defeats Disease

By | February 13, 2013

In a pond, more amphibian species mean decreased chances of disease spread.

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The Understanding Dog

By | February 12, 2013

Man’s best friend is better able to grasp their human owners’ points of view than previously realized.

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Oil Additive Harming Seabirds

By | February 8, 2013

Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.  

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Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By | February 7, 2013

New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 6, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Financial Foraging

By | February 4, 2013

Using evolutionary animal behavior theories, researchers find daytime stock traders’ strategies are maladapted.

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A Window into the Mind

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers have generated an image of thoughts flitting through the brains of zebrafish.

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Frogcicle

By | February 1, 2013

Watch as the astounding wood frog uses cellular cryopreservation tricks to freeze, thaw, and live to croak about it.

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Photonic Colored Creatures

By | February 1, 2013

Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.

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