Watch droplets chase each other like predator and prey

Scientists have found a way to make droplets chase each other like predator and prey. It hasn't been done before in a synthetic system.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Bats use squeaks to ‘see’ prey’s future

Bats use echolocation to find out where their prey is, but also where it's headed, researchers report. And the predictions are really impressive.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Light pollution may skew mule deer and cougar dynamic

Light pollution in what is home to some of the darkest night skies in the continental US may change the dynamics between mule deer and cougars.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

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Fish might stop swimming in schools

For millions of years, fish have formed schools as a means of survival. Mass capture fishing technologies may put an end to that.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Oct. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Fish might stop swimming in schools

For millions of years, fish have formed schools as a means of survival. Mass capture fishing technologies may put an end to that.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Oct. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Female leopards are early birds, males are night owls

Scientists thought leopards were most active at dusk, but a new study shows it's not so cut and dry. Females are early birds and males are active at night.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Slingshot spiders’ accelerate 100X faster than cheetahs

The slingshot spider can launch itself at pray with a velocity of more than 13 feet per second. Unsuspecting mosquitoes don't stand a chance.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Aug. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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Zebra and other grazers share more when lions are near

Grazers like zebra and wildebeest in the African Serengeti are more likely to share space and food with each other if lions hang out nearby.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Slow touches make Venus flytraps snap shut

Venus flytraps can not only snap shut when a fly or spider tickles their hairs, but also when slower prey trigger them, research finds.

U. Zurich • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Sunny spots for rattlesnakes also attract predators

Removing tree canopy to create breeding areas for timber rattlesnakes also brings in predators like hawks and bobcats, research finds.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

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