animal behavior
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
Robert Sapolsky | Jun 1, 2017
The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Malcolm F. Rosenthal, Maydianne C.B. Andrade | May 30, 2017
The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Jef Akst | Apr 10, 2017
Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.
Mice Experience Contagious Itching, Too
Mice Experience Contagious Itching, Too
Diana Kwon | Mar 12, 2017
Scientists uncover the neural circuity underlying a contagious behavior in mice.
Music Tailored to Animals’ Tastes
Music Tailored to Animals’ Tastes
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2017
The evidence is equivocal on whether animals dig human songs, so scientists set out to make music that mimics their soundscapes.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
Researchers Study Rodent Songs They Can’t Hear
Researchers Study Rodent Songs They Can’t Hear
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 1, 2017
Mice and rats produce ultrasonic signals to attract mates.
Fish Use a Variety of Sounds to Communicate
Fish Use a Variety of Sounds to Communicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2017
Many fish species click, grunt, growl, grumble, or hum—but is it music?