Animal behavior

Treatment that eases bipolar symptoms in humans stops risky behavior in infected sticklebacks.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The subterranean rodents have little use for vision, but their magnetic sense tells them which direction is which.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Separate subspecies of the fork-tailed flycatcher make different trill sounds with their wing feathers.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The bright flowerlike symmetry of Australia’s northern jeweled orb-web spider lures in hungry prey.
Veronica Tremblay, Contributor
The discovery raises hopes that chimps can adapt to threats such as climate change.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Finding suggests "megapredators" may have been more common in Mesozoic Era than previously thought.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
For Asiatic lionesses, sex may be a way of protecting their cubs from murderous males.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Alligator blood inhibits a key toxin in the venom of vipers such as rattlesnakes and copperheads.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The beetles apparently use their legs to speed up their trip through the frogs' entire digestive system.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Scientists discover a new method of communication in Atlantic ghost crabs.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
A new song type originated in western Canada and then spread East, replacing the sparrows’ traditional song.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer