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War Dance of the Honeybee
War Dance of the Honeybee
Karl Gruber | Feb 1, 2018
One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
A New Species of Gecko Defensively Sheds Its Scales
A New Species of Gecko Defensively Sheds Its Scales
Diana Kwon | Feb 9, 2017
Geckolepis megalepis escapes its predators by rapidly detaching its fish-like scales.
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Geoffrey Giller | Nov 4, 2015
Monarch and queen caterpillars store toxic compounds from their milkweed diet to ward off predators into adulthood, a new study suggests.
Opinion: Biodefense Innovation Needed
Opinion: Biodefense Innovation Needed
Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge | Oct 28, 2015
To protect against biological threats, federal agencies and other key stakeholders should commit to a strategic, unified approach.
Beetle Bomb
Beetle Bomb
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
High-speed X-ray video reveals how bombardier beetles control their toxic sprays.
Distracting Tails
Distracting Tails
Jenny Rood | Feb 17, 2015
Luna moths use their long tails to throw bats off their trail.
SAIC Founder Dies
SAIC Founder Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 30, 2014
J. Robert Beyster, who established one of the largest research and engineering firms, passed away at age 90.
Toxin Evolution
Toxin Evolution
Abby Olena | Jan 16, 2014
Researchers show that scorpion venom toxins are closely related to defensive proteins from venomous insects.
Really Bad Breath
Really Bad Breath
Abby Olena | Jan 3, 2014
Tobacco hornworms release puffs of nicotine that deter some predators.