animal behavior, ecology
Night Night, Flipper
Night Night, Flipper
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2016
Watch underwater footage of a dolphin sleeping in the wild.
Water Bed
Water Bed
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2016
See zebrafish engage in sleeplike behavior.
Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Allen Greer | Feb 16, 2016
Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2016
What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap
Keep Off the Grass
Keep Off the Grass
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2016
Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jason Holliday: Tree Tracker
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. Age: 37
Lizard Secretes Heat
Lizard Secretes Heat
Bob Grant | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Bob Grant | Jan 4, 2016
Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Jan 4, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Sleepy Squirrels
Sleepy Squirrels
The Scientist Staff | Jan 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.