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image: Image of the Day: Flock of Algae

Image of the Day: Flock of Algae

By The Scientist Staff | March 21, 2018

Volvox barberi actively organize themselves into large colonies that optimize space.

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Behavior Brief

By Karen Zusi | January 4, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Abby Olena | September 27, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: A Smoke-Swirl of Birds

A Smoke-Swirl of Birds

By Jef Akst | November 10, 2011

A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.

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image: The cost of flocking

The cost of flocking

By Megan Scudellari | June 22, 2011

Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.

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