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Electric eel
2014-12-05 07:03:52

A new study from Vanderbilt University shows that the electric eel’s electroshock system bears a remarkable resemblance to a Taser.

Stereo Sniffing Helps Common Moles Detect Their Food
2013-02-06 15:05:32

Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out that other sense might just be the sense of smell.

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2009-06-19 06:30:00

Forget the old folk tales about snakes hypnotizing their prey - the tentacled snake from South East Asia has developed a more effective technique.

2008-02-13 09:03:44

Furry mammals called water shrews are frighteningly efficient hunters despite their mini-mouse size, able to hunt prey day and night equally well. New high-speed videos show the water shrew relies on water movement, prey shape and smell to nab fish in the blink of an eye at night.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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