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A Lot Like Humans

By | October 15, 2013

Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.

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On Point

By | October 11, 2013

Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.

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Week in Review: September 30–October 4

By | October 4, 2013

Scientists feel the shutdown’s sting; dogs comprehend human cues; lab-grown secretory glands; whether online comments help or hurt science

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Pheromone for the Young

By | October 2, 2013

Researchers identify a compound in juvenile mice that inhibits the sexual advances of adult males.

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Catch My Drift?

By | October 1, 2013

Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.

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Animal-tronic

By | October 1, 2013

Meet a few robots that pose as flesh-and-blood critters to advance science.

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Scents in a Flash

By | October 1, 2013

The modern technique of optogenetics stimulates the complex act of smelling with a simple flash of light.

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Send in the Bots

By | October 1, 2013

Animal robots have become a unique tool for studying the behavior of their flesh-and-blood counterparts.

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Influential Ecologist Dies

By | September 24, 2013

Ruth Patrick, who pioneered freshwater pollution monitoring, has passed away at age 105.

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The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

By | September 18, 2013

Toxoplasma gondii seems to cause hard-wired changes in the brains of mice that persist even after the parasite is gone.

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