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New Poison Frog Species Evolving Before Our Eyes, Study Says

A poison dart frog from Peru that mimics its neighbors in incredible detail is evolving into a new species, scientists believe.

Spider Disguises Itself as Bird Droppings

The spider Cyclosa ginnaga hides from predators by looking like a pile of bird feces, a new study says.

April Fools’ Day: Nature’s Wildest Masters of Deception

By Linda Poon April Fools’ Day is when people roll out their best pranks, tricks, and other shenanigans just for the sake of a good laugh. But compared with the tricksters of the animal kingdom, we’re all just amateurs. (Related: “April Fools’ Day Pictures: Seven Animal Hoaxes.”) For nature’s masters of deception, the use of…