A natural orbital hood found in snapping shrimp deflects energy from shock waves they produce to kill prey and fight for territory.
Smooth or with a snap? The mechanics of the Venus flytrap
The reopening of the Venus flytrap may not always be smooth, and new research challenges our previous assumptions about its mechanics.
How seals’ whiskers help them hunt
Scientists reveal the highly sensitive nature of seal whiskers, which enable them to hunt effectively even in poor visual conditions.
Isolated bumblebees become socially awkward
Low levels of socialization are sufficient in maintaining typical behavior and brain development in bumblebees.
How bloodworms build their copper teeth
Scientists uncover how one small protein juggles multiple roles in shaping the bloodworm’s fang-like copper teeth.
Global warming is threatening animal cognition
With increasing heatwaves, wild animals’ ability to process and respond to environmental information may become compromised.