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Tracy Vence | Jan 16, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Large Carnivores Under Siege
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2014
As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.
How Do Cicadas Know When to Emerge?
Kate Yandell | May 29, 2013
Despite cicadas’ high profile, scientists still don’t fully understand when and why they decide it is time to mate.
The Sea Hare’s Chemical Attack
Kate Yandell | Mar 29, 2013
The slug-like marine animals squirt a substance at lobsters that makes the predators lose their ability to smell.
Sharks Glow to Frighten Predators
Kate Yandell | Feb 21, 2013
Bioluminescent arcs on a deep-sea lantern shark’s dorsal side highlight its spines.
Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2013
Bamboo sharks still developing in their egg cases respond to a predator presence by ceasing movement and even breathing.
Mites Remember Enemies, Fight Back
Dan Cossins | Oct 12, 2012
Mites that were attacked by rival species as juveniles attack the young of their former assailants more frequently when they reach adulthood.
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2012
Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2012
Animals can and do eat Archaea.