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Watch: First Video of Fish Leaping Into Air to Prey on Birds

This is the first time researchers have observed fish leaping into the air to prey on birds on the wing.

Why Does the Seahorse Have Its Odd Head? Mystery Solved

The shape of the seahorse’s head helps it sneak up on copepods without being noticed, a new study says.

A Venom First: Toxin-Spewing Crustacean

Tiny, blind, cave-dwelling creature turns its prey into milkshakes.

Praying Mantis Mimics Flower to Trick Prey

A praying mantis in Malaysia mimics an orchid to get a meal—the first scientific evidence of an animal imitating a flower to attract prey.

Masters of Deception: 5 Two-Faced Species

A spider with a happy face on its back, an orchid that looks like a monkey, and a bug with a peanut head are among nature’s tricksters.

New Electric Fish Found, Are Wired Differently

Researchers were shocked to discover that the two Amazon-dwelling fish are wired much differently, a new study says.

Plants “Hear” Herbivores Coming—and Prepare

New research shows that plants ‘eavesdrop’ on their attackers to help defend themselves.