animal behavior, ecology
Silent Canopies
Silent Canopies
Jef Akst | May 1, 2016
A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.
Monkey See, Monkey Die
Monkey See, Monkey Die
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?
Book Excerpt from <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>
Book Excerpt from Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
The study of nonhuman intelligence is coming into its own as researchers realize the unique contexts in which distinct species learn and behave.
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
Baby fish show fewer signs of stress in the presence of large fish that scare off midsize predators. 
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Parallel Plagues
Parallel Plagues
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Serengeti Rules</em>
Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
Bob Grant | Mar 10, 2016
A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2016
Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.