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Image credit: Heteropoda venatoria with egg sac / Fritz Geller-Grimm via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Scientists Find Moustache Help Spider Lure Prey

The brown huntsman spider, also known as Heteropoda venatoria in technical term, has a outstanding white stripe on its face, which is something similar to a moustache. At present, by shaving off such moustaches, scientists have found that the vibrant bristles help these spider lure flying insects to be their prey in […]

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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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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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