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Opinion: On Animal Emotions

By Allen Greer | February 16, 2016

Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2016

What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap

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Keep Off the Grass

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2016

Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.

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Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37

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Lizard Secretes Heat

By Bob Grant | January 25, 2016

Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.

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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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Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior

By Bob Grant | January 4, 2016

Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.

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Inventing Teamwork

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2016

What can social networks among hunter-gatherers in Tanzania teach us about how cooperation evolved in human populations?

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Sleepy Squirrels

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2016

Visit the lab of Matthew Andrews at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who studies hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels to learn how their hearts manage extreme temperature fluctuations.

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Maintaining Cooperation

By R. Ford Denison and Katherine Muller | January 1, 2016

How organisms keep their biological partners from cheating

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