animal defenses
Animals
Scientists Find Potential Diabetes Drug in Platypus Venom
A long-lasting chemical compound in the venom of platypuses and echidnas helps regulate blood sugar.... READ ON
Animals
Crow Attacks on Humans Are on the Rise in Australia
They picked up the nasty behavior from magpies.... READ ON
Animals
Watch Animals Defend Themselves by Puking
Some animals' vomit is downright dangerous.... READ ON
Animals
12 Biting Facts About Gila Monsters
Science
Crustaceans Fake Out Predators With Glare-Resistant Coating
Absorbing light instead of reflecting it camouflages amphipods from their wide-eyed predators.... READ ON
Animals
Noise Keeps Animals From Recognizing the Scent of Danger
Dwarf mongooses exposed to traffic noise in an experiment failed to pick up on, and react to, predator cues.... READ ON
WHY?
Why Do Lizards Lose Their Tails and Regrow New Ones?
Scientists looking at geckos under a microscope have found out that some parts of the tail are weaker than other parts.... READ ON
Animals
Moths Use Their Long Tails to Confuse Bat Sonar
Crafty!... READ ON
Animals
RIP Monster, the Beloved Sloth Who Inspired a Scientist
A star of our story and video about zoologist Sam Trull's work with sloths, Monster was recently killed by an ocelot.... READ ON
Animals
Watch Giant Spider Crabs Form a Thick, Living Carpet
Every year, hundreds of thousands of giant spider crabs descend on Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay to shed their shells.... READ ON
Animals
The Tasselled Anglerfish Is Devious in More Ways Than One
The Australian fish relies on extreme camouflage and wiggles a fake worm attached to its head to lure its prey.... READ ON
Science
Scientists Are Studying Crocodiles to Find More Effective Antibiotic Treatments
Researchers are studying crocodile genes to combat the future of antibiotic resistance.... READ ON
Animals
Toxic Moths Use Sonar Signals to Tell Bats to Stay Away
Like protective coloration, the moths’ “don’t eat me” sounds keep hungry bats from biting.... READ ON
Animals
See the Horned Lizard’s Bloody Defense Mechanism in Slo-Mo
If you can't beat 'em, squirt 'em.... READ ON
Animals
Crows Form, Nurse, and Share Grudges Against People
The birds never forget a face, or how it has wronged them.... READ ON
Animals
This Video Explains the Chemistry of Snake Venom
Now with bonus snakebite prevention tip!... READ ON

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