Article, Science

Vultures Find Food With a Little Help From Their Friends

Matt Soniak

Eye of (Tony) the Tiger: Are Cereal Mascots Staring at Us?

Matt Soniak

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but can they also get you to buy cereal? Researchers at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab think so.

The Mushrooms You're Eating for Dinner Could be a New Species

Matt Soniak

These Monkeys Use Scientists as “Human Shields”

Matt Soniak

South Africa’s samango monkeys live on what ecologists call a “vertical axis of fear.” They live and eat in trees, and if they climb too high looking for food, they’re liable to get attacked and eaten

How Antlion Larvae Eat Without a Mouth

Matt Soniak

Scientists Seek Perfect Pizza Cheese Blend

Matt Soniak

In theory, pizza is easy to make. Throw some sauce and cheese on some dough, make it hot and voila.

Mosquitoes Get Bug Bites, Too

Matt Soniak

Caterpillars' Fur Coats Protect them from Predators

Matt Soniak

For you or me, a hairy back might be a disadvantage, but for a caterpillar, it can be a lifesaver.

The Beetle That Doubles as a Mass Transit System

Matt Soniak

In the tropical forests of Central and South America, a fantastic looking beetle begins its life in the drabbest of places.

This Moth’s Love Song Has a Dual Meaning

Matt Soniak

When love is in the air for certain moth species, the female secretes a pheromone to signal that she’s ready to make little moths.

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