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Pupil Alignment of Predators and Prey

By Amanda B. Keener | August 11, 2015

Ambush predators are more likely to have vertical slit pupils, while foraging animals tend to have horizontal ones, a study shows.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Behavior Brief

By Tracy Vence | July 27, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Mammal–Carnivorous Plant Mutualism

By Bob Grant | July 13, 2015

A pitcher plant species in Borneo attracts bat inhabitants by reflecting sonar signals from the flying mammals, advertising a cozy roost, and getting nitrogen-rich guano in return.

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Self-fertilizing Worms Stab Their Own Heads

By Amanda B. Keener | July 1, 2015

The flatworm, Macrostomum hystrix can inject its own sperm into its head, a new study shows.

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1 + 1 = 1

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2015

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.

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Intelligence Gathering

By Mary Beth Aberlin | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2015

July 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Week in Review: June 22–26

By Jef Akst | June 26, 2015

Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice

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Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.

By Bob Grant | June 25, 2015

Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.

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