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Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46

By Shawna Williams | June 21, 2018

The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.

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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods

By Catherine Offord | January 9, 2018

The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.

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The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf

By Mary Bates | September 22, 2017

In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.

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Science Celebrities: Where Are the Women?

By Erin Biba | May 15, 2017

Men have traditionally stolen the spotlight as scientific popularizers on TV, but women are making names for themselves in other formats.

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Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.

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 Zebra finches reared by another species learn to sing their foster parents’ song with rhythms characteristic of their genetic background.

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Zebra finches dial down dopamine signaling when they hear errors in a song performance.

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Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2017

Birds' brains respond to distorted songs with changes in dopamine signaling.

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Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 29, 2016

Audio recordings of bats hashing out disputes reveals that their calls are laden with information about identity and intent.

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