When Pursuing Prey, Bats Tune Out the World
When Pursuing Prey, Bats Tune Out the World
As they close in for the kill, the flying mammals use quieter echolocation to focus on the chase.
When Pursuing Prey, Bats Tune Out the World
When Pursuing Prey, Bats Tune Out the World

As they close in for the kill, the flying mammals use quieter echolocation to focus on the chase.

As they close in for the kill, the flying mammals use quieter echolocation to focus on the chase.

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Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems?
Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems?
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
As some conservationists and researchers begin to return large carnivores to areas where they once roamed, scientists intensify efforts to study the ecological roles of predators.
Slideshow: How Ecologists Study the World’s Apex Predators
Slideshow: How Ecologists Study the World’s Apex Predators
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
A global decline of large carnivores has motivated scientists to understand the animals’ ecological roles, and consider whether reintroducing them can help restore ecosystems.
Infographic: How Large Carnivores Sculpt Ecosystems
Infographic: How Large Carnivores Sculpt Ecosystems
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
The release of gray wolves in Yellowstone decades ago still stands as one of the few examples of a predator reintroduction, and the lessons learned continue to be debated. New projects aim to do it again.
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The invertebrate predators prey on and lay their eggs near emerging tadpoles, potentially threatening the conservation of endangered frogs, researchers find.
Squirrels Listen to Birdsong for Safety Cues
Squirrels Listen to Birdsong for Safety Cues
Emily Makowski | Sep 5, 2019
Eastern gray squirrels appear to ease up on vigilance behavior when the birds sound calm.
Image of the Day: Flashlight Fish
Image of the Day: Flashlight Fish
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 21, 2019
The bioluminescent Anomalops katoptron can coordinate its schooling behavior after dark. 
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Jef Akst | Nov 9, 2018
Nest predation of shorebirds that raise young in the Arctic are up threefold since the mid-20th century, and climate change may be to blame, according to a study.
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 8, 2018
The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.