Goats Don’t Vote

While some animals that rove in groups appear to cast a form of ballot about directions, goats mostly copy each other.

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How an Eight-Sided ‘Egg’ Ended Up in a Robin’s Nest

An experiment by evolutionary biologists offers new insights into birds’ brains.

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Millipede Swarms Once Stopped Japanese Trains in Their Tracks

A team of scientists say they have figured out the cicada-like life cycles of the many-legged arthropods.

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Cuttlefish Took Something Like a Marshmallow Test. Many Passed.

It turns out that camouflage isn’t the only talent these cephalopods have.

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How Musk Ox Make It Through Arctic Nights and Never-Ending Days

Scientists wondered whether animals living above the Arctic Circle had the same circadian rhythms as the rest of us.

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Sometimes Food Fights Back

When a species of microalgae gets inside a zooplankton that feeds on it, it smothers the grazer’s eggs and disrupts reproduction.

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Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look

The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.

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These Large Carnivorous Lizards Are Right Where They Belong

Monitor lizards, believed to be invasive species on some Pacific islands, got there long before humans, a new study says.

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The Ghost Dogs of the Amazon Get a Bit Less Mysterious

Scientists have produced data that shows the range of an enigmatic short-eared canid species that has yet to be widely studied.

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How the World’s Squarest Fish Gets Around

The yellow boxfish is much more agile than it looks.

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