Chemical warfare. Hijacked communications. Stowaways. Eavesdropping. Sounds like the makings of a spy movie, but it’s just another day in nature.
In the 1990s, the fly Philornis downsi was accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Islands, probably in a shipment of fruit.
For the last three decades, scientists in the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), a roughly one-thousand-square-kilometer chunk of forest in northwestern Costa Rica, have been inventorying and rear
In 2010, a group of scientists went on an expedition into the Abanda caves in the rainforest of Gabon.
Forget about whether the chicken crossed the road or not. The question for some scientists is why other birds won’t even come near a roadway.
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.
It’s not just me and my brothers and sisters that warn each other to back off from our food: Scientists now think that bats do it, too.
Carnivorous plants are pretty awesome, taking revenge on the animal kingdom for our plant-eating ways, but they lack a certain sense of the dramatic.