Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species

As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.

As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.

animal behavior
Image of the Day: Pain or O-Face?
Image of the Day: Pain or O-Face?
Jef Akst | Oct 10, 2018
Expressions of pain and orgasm are distinguishable, study finds.
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
The loss of darkness can harm individual organisms and perturb interspecies interactions, potentially causing lasting damage to life on our planet.
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2018
Joey Ramp went back to college to study post-traumatic stress disorder. But the dogs that help her manage her own PTSD complicate her research career.
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
How Live Capture Changed Scientific Views of Killer Whales
How Live Capture Changed Scientific Views of Killer Whales
Jason Colby | Jul 1, 2018
Although highly controversial now, keeping orcas in captivity helped transform popular and scientific conceptions of the marine mammal from an unfeeling killer to a complex, intelligent animal.
Book Excerpt from <em>Orca</em>
Book Excerpt from Orca
Jason Colby | Jul 1, 2018
In Chapter 15, author Jason Colby describes a scene of captive orca release and early research into the species' behavior and social organization
Image of the Day: Spammed by Hydra
Image of the Day: Spammed by Hydra
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018
A junk mail filter can learn to pick out six behaviors of hydras by analyzing hours of video footage.
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Jim Daley | Apr 12, 2018
This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 
BPA Exposure Alters Behavior and Brain Development in Mice: Study
BPA Exposure Alters Behavior and Brain Development in Mice: Study
Jim Daley | Mar 20, 2018
The effects occurred after rodents consumed the chemical in levels 10- or 20-fold below the recommended daily dose for humans.