animal behavior, ecology
Apes Seem Capable of Inferring Others’ Thoughts
Apes Seem Capable of Inferring Others’ Thoughts
Bob Grant | Oct 7, 2016
Researchers suggest that some nonhuman primates can anticipate the actions of other animals.
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2016
Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 23, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments. 
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Daniel Cartamil | Sep 20, 2016
Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Bob Grant | Sep 7, 2016
Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
Moushumi Basu | Sep 1, 2016
An indigenous community in northeastern India is a crucial part of the effort to save these majestic forest birds from extinction.
Sensory Biology Around the Animal Kingdom
Sensory Biology Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
From detecting gravity and the Earth’s magnetic field to feeling heat and the movement of water around them, animals can do more than just see, smell, touch, taste, and hear.
The Flower Sense of Hawkmoths
The Flower Sense of Hawkmoths
Alison F. Takemura | Sep 1, 2016
The pollinators of a wild tobacco plant use the tip of their proboscis to determine whether they should stop for a drink.