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Lots of beach-goers find seagulls annoying, but usually the only harm they do is snatching away poorly-guarded snacks. On one particular beach, though, scientists have found that some gulls have a much more aggressive and grisly way of getting their meals. ... READ ON
In North Carolina, a scientist finds snakes dressed as their long-gone neighbors. ... READ ON
When Eurasian rollers feed their babies grasshoppers, centipedes, and other insects, the chicks aren’t just getting the nutrition they need to grow—they’re getting an arsenal.... READ ON
Many ant species are territorial and aggressive. That maybe wouldn’t be so bad if ants were loners, but they tend to stick together in groups, sometimes tens of thousands strong. If you’re a bigger, tougher animal that eats ants, or one that stays safe by mimicking them, or makes your living as an ant parasite, those numbers are great. They make it that much easier to prey on them or blend in with a group. ... READ ON
A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep in the first year.