Image of the Day: Helpful Birds
Image of the Day: Helpful Birds
Parrots aid each other in getting food from a researcher.
Image of the Day: Helpful Birds
Image of the Day: Helpful Birds

Parrots aid each other in getting food from a researcher.

Parrots aid each other in getting food from a researcher.

altruism
The Benefits of Trepidation
The Benefits of Trepidation
Abigail Marsh | Nov 1, 2017
While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.
Why Are Some People Altruistic?
Why Are Some People Altruistic?
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researcher Abigail Marsh tells the tale of her very personal brush with extreme altruism.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Taking Turns
Taking Turns
Jenny Rood | Feb 3, 2015
Using GPS trackers, researchers demonstrate an energy-saving flight strategy for migratory birds.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2015
Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2015
Does Altruism Exist?, Ancestors in Our Genome, Fred Sanger—Double Nobel Laureate, and Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable
Week in Review, March 18-22
Week in Review, March 18-22
Jef Akst | Mar 22, 2013
Venom-based drugs for pain; microbes in the deep ocean; altruistic, suicidal bacteria; a call for open access; clinical sequencing; the newest genomes
The Upside of Suicide
The Upside of Suicide
Sabrina Richards | Mar 20, 2013
Researchers show that a bacterium’s self-sacrifice can benefit its community, even when the members are not strongly related.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Kate Yandell | Feb 6, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Termite Kamikazes
Hayley Dunning | Jul 26, 2012
Older termites build up backpacks of toxic material that they can unleash on their enemies by bursting their bodies.
What Price Kindness?
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.
Book Excerpt from The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness
Oren Harman | Aug 31, 2011
In Chapter 13, "Altruism," author Oren Harman discusses how George Price's and John Maynard Smith's 1973 formulation of evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) meshes with examples of altruism in nature.