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Discovery.com recently reported two instances of animals manipulating sound to master their environments. Cuckoos are known for tricking birds into rearing their chicks: They lay their eggs in another species’ nest and, once hatched, the baby cuckoos push out the eggs and/or chicks of the host birds. While it’s also known that the baby cuckoos…

A new scientific paper has shown a strange, deceptive adaptation in the Maculinea butterflies of North Western Europe–an adaptation that has caused a genetic race between the butterflies and many different species of ants. The butterflies’ caterpillar larvae emit a powerful smell that tricks the ants into believing that they are in fact ant larvae.…