Article, Science

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.

Death by Anteater

Matt Soniak

The Horrors of Anglerfish Mating

Matt Soniak

When you think of an anglerfish, you probably think of something like the creature above: Big mouth. Gnarly teeth. Lure bobbing from its head. Endless nightmares following.

Adorable Primate Does an Impressive Impression of a Cobra

Matt Soniak

The Invasive Species That Couldn’t Invade

Matt Soniak

The red shiner is just a few inches long, and has no big scary fangs, no claws, no stinger and no poisonous spines.

A Tiny Spider’s Secret to Taking Down Big Prey

Matt Soniak

At first glance, the pin head-sized spider Zodarion cyrenaicum seems like its on a suicide mission every time it hunts for a meal.

Frogs Use Storm Drains for Better Mating Calls

Matt Soniak

As humans take up ever more space and urbanize the untamed wilderness, the animals that call these places home have a tough choice to make: move on to someplace else or adapt to their new surroundings

Extinct Snakes Lead to Better Fakes

Matt Soniak

In North Carolina, a scientist finds snakes dressed as their long-gone neighbors.

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