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Jake Buehler

If confirmed, tubes in 890-million-year-old rock may be the oldest animal fossils

Pale, wormlike tubes in 890-million-year old rock may be ancient sea sponges, a new study concludes. If...

This butterfly is the first U.S. insect known to go extinct because of people

It’s been roughly 80 years since the Xerces blue butterfly was last spotted flitting about on pastel...

These ferns may be the first plants known to share work like ants

High in the forest canopy, a mass of strange ferns grips a tree trunk, looking like a...

Urchin mobs team up to butcher sea stars that prey on them

Sea urchins are underwater lawnmowers, their unabating, vegetarian appetites capable of altering whole nearshore ecosystems. But the...

This praying mantis inflates a strange pheromone gland to lure mates

Praying mantises — with their angular features, huge eyes and centaur posture — often seem a bit...

Flamboyant fishes evolved an explosion of color as seas rose and fell

Fairy wrasses are swimming jewels, flitting and flouncing about coral reefs. The finger-length fishes’ brash, vibrant courtship...

Bee larvae drum with their butts, which may confuse predatory wasps

A light crackling sound floats above a field in northern Switzerland in late summer. Its source is...

A mountain lizard in Peru broke the reptilian altitude record

High in the Peruvian Andes, a lizard has claimed the title of world’s highest altitude reptile. The...