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Night Night, Flipper

By | March 1, 2016

Watch underwater footage of a dolphin sleeping in the wild.

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Water Bed

By | March 1, 2016

See zebrafish engage in sleeplike behavior.

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Adjustable Brain Cells

By | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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Opinion: On Animal Emotions

By | February 16, 2016

Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.

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Lizard Secretes Heat

By | January 25, 2016

Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 4, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior

By | January 4, 2016

Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.

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Inventing Teamwork

By | January 1, 2016

What can social networks among hunter-gatherers in Tanzania teach us about how cooperation evolved in human populations?

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Sleepy Squirrels

By | January 1, 2016

Visit the lab of Matthew Andrews at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who studies hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels to learn how their hearts manage extreme temperature fluctuations.

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Maintaining Cooperation

By | January 1, 2016

How organisms keep their biological partners from cheating

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