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Image of the Day: Spammed by Hydra

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

A junk mail filter learned to pick out hydra’s complete set of behaviors by analyzing hours of video footage.

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This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 

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The effects occurred after rodents consumed the chemical in levels 10- or 20-fold below the recommended daily dose for humans.  

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Operation Monkey Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Meet the people trying to save a research colony of rhesus macaques living on a small island off the coast of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.

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Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science

By Ashley Yeager | February 1, 2018

New technology could open doors for researchers studying animals’ most complex organ.

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The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.

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Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2018

The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.

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image: What Bat Quarrels Tell Us About Vocal Learning

What Bat Quarrels Tell Us About Vocal Learning

By Katarina Zimmer | January 1, 2018

New research shows humans aren’t that different from our winged cousins.

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Kung Fu Shrimp

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

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