animal behavior

animal behavior

Wolves Are Better than Dogs at Working Together to Solve a Problem

New research published in PNAS tested how well wolves can work in pairs versus domestic dogs.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.17
Broadly

Dogs Will Lie to Get What They Want, Study Says

Yes, even your dog is lying to you now.
Kimberly Lawson
3.14.17
animal behavior

Female Fish Grow Bigger Brains to Outsmart Horny Males, Researchers Say

Looking at eight generations of fish that only reproduce using sexual coercion, researchers found that females adapted to avoid aggressive male fish.
Sarah Hagi
11.29.16
men

Pick-Up Artists Don't Understand What 'Alpha' Even Means—As Evidenced by Wolves

MRAs and pick-up artists love using animal-related tactics to hit on women. We met up with some actual wolves and animal experts to find out exactly how men are wrong about everything, including this.
Bethy Squires
10.27.16
japan

Male Termites Open to Same-Sex Relationships in Absence of Females

These termites want to crush their enemies and hear the lamentations of their women.
Becky Ferreira
8.22.16
video

Like Dogs, Goats Bond with Humans Through Eye Contact

Cuteness within.
Michael Byrne
7.7.16
Science

Ravens Can Imagine They're Being Spied On, Study Finds

Stay woke.
Rachel Pick
2.3.16
Motherboard

The Louder the Monkey, the Smaller Its Balls, Study Finds

Howler monkeys can be well-endowed in the voice box or the family jewels, but not both.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.15
video

How Does a Rat Learn to Dunk Tiny Basketballs? We Asked a Rat-Training Teen

18-year-old Abby Roeser says she hopes her videos help people gain a better understanding of what the rodents are really like.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.15
Sex

Having More Sex Makes These Male Beetles Feel Insecure

Mo’ honeys, mo’ problems.
Becky Ferreira
3.9.15
Science

Robots Are Milking Cows for Dairy, Data

Aside from making milk collection more efficient, robots may soon provide better-than-ever insight into the health and behavior of dairy cows.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.26.15
SURVEILLANCE

Resolving the Chaos of Crowds with Algorithms

Ditching your tail just got a lot harder.
Michael Byrne
6.1.14
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