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A Unique Wasp Eats Spiders and Stack Up Corpses of Stinging Ants

Maybe bone-house wasps listen to too much Slayer. Have you heard of the bone-house wasp before? It is amazing that this newly-found Chinese wasp species shows no fear of spiders; instead it is capable of killing spiders with a sting and storing the arachnids as food for its eggs. Being […]

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A tooth of Dakosaurus maximus in lingual, labial, basal and apical view. Scale bar – 1 cm. Image credit: Mark T. Young et al.

Huge Tooth Fossil of Dakosaurus Maximus Found by UK Scientists

Dr. Mark Young and his team from the University of Edinburgh have found a unique fossilized tooth of Dakosaurus maximus, which is thought to be a prehistoric relative of modern crocodiles. Dakosaurus maximus used to live in the shallow seas, where is now the part of Europe, in the period […]

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Fork-tailed drongo. Image credit: Dick Daniels / Wikimedia Commons.

This Deceptive Bird Steals Foods from Other Animals by Imitating Their Calls

“Hello, I’m a fellow meerkat, and I’ll be happy to watch your lunch while you take a break.” In Australia, the term “drongo” sometimes describes a dummy or halfwit person. However, the drongo is also name of the bird in Africa, which is not dumb actually. Based on the study published in the newest […]

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A male chimpanzee at the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda. Image credit: © Caroline Deimel, 2012.

Chimps Prefer Nests Made of Ugandan Ironwood, New Study Says

According to the study by a group of biologists from the United States, chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes) are intended to choose a certain type of wood when making their nests. It is the common practice for large-bodied hominoids to build their nest. As for chimpanzees, most of them prefer to choose certain […]

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Can Wolves Save an Ecosystem?

It is common that a top predator is not widely received. As sharks are scary, people think that they have healing characters, so they always become most likely to be hunted. Leopards and tigers are hunted because of their precious skins and whiskers, resulting in a big possibility of the habitat destruction […]

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Study Reveals the Strategy Human Use to Catch a Moving Target

Study Reveals the Strategy Human Use to Catch a Moving Target

A new study published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review has found that people who are blindfolded adopt the same strategy as people who can see to intercept a running ball carrier, suggesting that chasing down a moving object is not only a matter of sound or sight, but of mind. […]

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Moths Talk about Sex in Various Ways

Moths Talk about Sex in Various Ways

Moths are nocturnal, and their major enemy is the bat. To defend bats, many moths developed ears sensitive to the bat’s echolocation cries and they also developed various behaviors to avoid being captured by bats. Now it turns out that some moths are able to utilize both their hearing and […]

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Study Suggests New Insight into How Cheetahs Hunt Their Prey

Study Suggests New Insight into How Cheetahs Hunt Their Prey

This image demonstrates a cheetah photographed during the Queen’s University Belfast-led research, which offers new insight on animals’ hunting tactics. It can be seen that the cheetah has an accelerometer deployed on its neck. *Image source: Johnny Wilson. This study, published recently in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters, was […]

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