How the Largest Animals That Could Ever Fly Supported Giraffe-Like Necks

These pterosaurs had wingspans as long as 33 feet, and scans of fossilized remains reveal a surprise in their anatomy.

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Don’t Get Between a Caterpillar and Its Milkweed

Before metamorphosis, monarch butterflies will aggressively head butt each other for access to their favorite food.

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These Winged Dinosaurs Hurtled Through the Trees Like Haywire Hang Gliders

To call it flying would be generous.

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It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

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Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.

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