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How Slime Molds Make Decisions

Slime molds have no brains, yet they make complex decisions. In this film scientists use time-lapse video to figure out how slime molds make those decisions. "Lens of Time: Slime Lapse" was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission. © 2016 California Academy of Sciences

June 22, 2016 — bioGraphic

Mongooses Pile on Warthogs--to Groom Them

In the first known example of a mutualistic relationship between two mammal species in which neither is a primate, mongooses feast on ticks and other parasites infesting warthogs.  

June 21, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman

Lizard Stripes May Mess Up Predators' Timing

A lizard's stripes may make them look like they’re moving slower than they really are, confusing predators that tend to aim at the head but may wind up with the tail.    

June 20, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

Tiger, Tiger, Being Tracked

Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Ullas Karanth talks about his July, 2016, Scientific American article on state-of-the-art techniques for tracking tigers and estimating their populations and habitat health.
 

June 16, 2016 — K. Ullas Karanth and Steve Mirsky

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