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Stressed Shore Crabs

By Karen Zusi | November 12, 2015

Electrical shocks cause a physiological stress response in invertebrates previously thought incapable of feeling pain.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2015

November 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Rewarding Companions

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 

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Behavior Brief

By Karen Zusi | October 22, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Buzzed Honeybees

By Karen Zusi | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.

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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By Karen Zusi | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.

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Behavior Brief

By Amanda B. Keener | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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A Fishy Chorus

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

Watch the coelacanth documentary that fish biologist Eric Parmentier and filmmaker Laurent Ballesta were making when they discovered and recorded a world of undersea sound.

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Musical Scales

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

The quest to document an ancient sea creature reveals a cyclical chorus of fish songs.

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Butterflies in Peril

By Bob Grant | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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