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In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.

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Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach

By The Scientist Staff | February 8, 2018

The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.

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Dragons on the Hunt

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2017

Watch Komodo dragons bring down a buffalo.

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From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.

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Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice

By Diana Kwon | January 16, 2017

A new study reveals how the amygdala is involved in controlling predatory behavior in mice.

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Stingrays Chew Too

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 15, 2016

Researchers observe stingrays moving their jaws to grind up prey, a behavior thought to be restricted to mammals.

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Week in Review: November 2–6

By Jef Akst | November 6, 2015

How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators

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Behavior Brief

By Karen Zusi | October 22, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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How Boas Kill

By Amanda B. Keener | July 23, 2015

Boa constrictors hunt by cutting off their preys’ blood supplies, not by suffocation, a study shows.

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | April 8, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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