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Assessing the Behavior of Lab Animals

By Amber Dance | November 1, 2016

Advances in cage design and monitoring software allow the collection of more realistic data.

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Male mice exposed to females, their urine, or a chemical in their urine lost sensory neurons in their vomeronasal organs that respond to that chemical.

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Sealing the Deal

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2016

Irish researchers convert seals into remote oceanographic sensors by attaching tags containing temperature probes and other technologies to their heads.

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Week in Review: October 24–28

By Bob Grant | October 27, 2016

Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies; Wolbachia-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain 

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Monkey Tools and Early Human Ingenuity

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2016

Wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil produce sharp stone flakes by accident, causing some researchers to suggest a rethink of the beginnings of human tool use.

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Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea

By Ruth Williams | October 12, 2016

Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.

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Apes Seem Capable of Inferring Others’ Thoughts

By Bob Grant | October 7, 2016

Researchers suggest that some nonhuman primates can anticipate the actions of other animals.

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Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2016

Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.

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Behavior Brief

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Ocean Viruses Cataloged

By Jef Akst | September 21, 2016

An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments. 

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