Samantha Cole
at 11:40 AM Sep 27 2016
Nature // 

Out of the belly of a bright orange frog, a mysterious species of ant appears.

Kate Baggaley
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Nature // 

For certain species of spider, sex culminates with the male getting eaten. But not all spiders go meekly into the jaws of their partners. Some males tie their mates up to avoid becoming a meal. Others copulate with females before they have grown into mature sexual cannibals, scientists reported September 20 in the journal Biology Letters.

Kate Baggaley
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Nature // 

The courtship song of the midshipman fish is a pleasure that can only be enjoyed by night. It turns out that these long, droning hums follow a daily rhythm that is set by light and the hormone melatonin. With enough light, singing fish can be made to quiet down, a condition that is remedied with a boost of melatonin, scientists reported today in the journal Current Biology.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Nature // 

Today, the Paris Agreement got a big boost. 31 countries ratified or accepted the Paris Agreement, an internationa climate change treaty, an international climate change treaty that calls upon nations to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to try and stave off the worst effects of global warming, such as extreme temperatures and sea level rise.

Samantha Cole
at 15:24 PM Sep 19 2016
Nature // 

They might not always know the difference between a straw and a french fry, but pigeons can judge each other's leadership skills. They might also be able to read the news about their fallen leaders. Well, almost. How they learn to recognize words could provide insights on the origins of language, according to a study published in PNAS.

Samantha Cole
at 15:24 PM Sep 19 2016
Nature // 

Speed wins over competence in the pigeon world: The fastest, not the smartest, pigeons become leaders of the flock. But a new study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters shows potential for a coup in the coop when the head pigeon flies astray.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:49 AM Sep 7 2016
Nature // 

It's a good day for whales. This afternoon, NOAA Fisheries took nine of 14 populations of humpback whales off the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act. It's a place that humpback whales have occupied since the Endangered Species Act was signed in 1973.

 
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