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Animals and Their Bodies

How do animals (in the wild) maintain their weight? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Why are there no lobsters the size of horses or horses the size of shrimp?

Why are there no lobsters the size of horses or horses the size of shrimp? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Apr 25, 2012 - 23 answers

Possibly Cthulu

What are these writhing green worms I found under a rock at low tide? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Aug 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Is human-level intelligence only possible in land-based mammals?

Given enough time and the right circumstances, would it be possible for non-land-based mammals to develop human levels of intelligence? What about non-mammals, land-based or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 18, 2011 - 42 answers

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)?

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 13, 2010 - 1 answer

Yes, but if we were birds, would traffic STILL be backed up for miles?

Is there a scientific explanation for rubbernecking beyond "simple curiosity"? Are we predisposed as a species to run towards danger? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Do beavers move rocks?

Do beavers move rocks? [more inside]
posted by floam on Sep 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Scientific evidence of reproduction urge?

Is there scientific evidence that animals have an innate/instinctual urge to reproduce? Is there scientific evidence that it is the same in humans? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Jul 11, 2007 - 45 answers

Human vs Animal Brains:

What experiments have been carried out where animals perform better than us at particular cognitive tasks? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 9, 2006 - 13 answers

Examples of radioactivity in nature

Are there any animals that have evolved a use for radioactivity? If so, what ways is it used? If not, why has this not happened? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 23, 2005 - 32 answers

Life science books for 11-year-olds

I'll be teaching a small group of 11-year-old students (bright, literate) a class on life sciences, especially animal sciences. I need books or other materials they might connect with. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Apr 26, 2005 - 13 answers

Why Do Warm Climates Have More Poisonous Animals than Cold Climates?

Why do warm climates seem to have more poisonous animals than cold ones?
posted by gimonca on Jul 3, 2004 - 8 answers

Why aren't animals solar-powered?

Why aren't animals solar-powered? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jpoulos on Mar 12, 2004 - 30 answers

Fish Breeding

Can fish interbreed like dogs? My SO and I have been talking about dogs lately so the mixed-breed thing has been a regular topic of conversation. Last night we were at a Thai restaurant with a large fish tank and some gigantic fish. Too big for the tank, in my opinion. And that got me to wondering....can different kinds of fish, genetically speaking, be bred with each other? Even if they wouldn't do it on their own (mating rituals, etc.), could they do it with a scientists help?
posted by jaded on Feb 24, 2004 - 8 answers

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