Animal behavior

Photographers snapped images of the red-eyed insects emerging after 17 years underground.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Unexpectedly warm water may explain how North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles get from Japan to Baja California.
Carolina Cuellar, Contributor
Brood X is emerging across 15 states. Here's how to decode all that buzzing from the trees.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Many unborn creatures make and receive sounds and vibrations -- getting valuable information on the outside world.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Researchers confirm that sharks use a magnetic field to change their route.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Reducing light pollution could be as easy as turning off a switch, but it still requires a well-coordinated effort.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Honeybees relay the location of the queen through pheromones.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
This month in pictures
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Reductions in hunting due to COVID-19 restrictions may have led to less stress and better feeding opportunities for already thriving northern birds.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
A new paper suggests whales learned to escape the grasp of hunters in just a few years.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New finding suggests muscle tone and wing posture help the insects execute an upside-down backflip, even when anesthetized.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Bacterial allies may help insects win the evolutionary arms race against disease-causing microorganisms.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer