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Electric Eels versus Horses: Shocking but True

Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University talks to Cynthia Graber about electric eel research that led him to accept 19th-century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's account of electric eels attacking horses.  
 

June 27, 2016 — Cynthia Graber and Steve Mirsky

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

Shy Fish Prefer to Follow Other Shy Fish

Shy sticklebacks were more likely to emerge from under cover when an equally wary fellow was already out there, rather than when a bold individual was present. 

June 3, 2016 — Karen Hopkin

T. rex May Have Had Lips

A University of Toronto paleontologist suggests the predator's teeth were hidden behind scaly skin when not on the hunt

June 3, 2016 — Mindy Weisberger and LiveScience

From Wolf to Woof Twice

Dogs may have been domesticated from wolves twice, first in Europe, and again in Asia. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 2, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Ancient Sculpture Garden Was Built by Neandertals

In a cave in France archaeologists have found some of the oldest human constructions ever discovered but no one knows what they are. Nature Video takes a look.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 27, 2016 — Nature Video

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