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Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2017
Crypt keeper wasps appear to command crypt gall wasps to dig exit tunnels on their behalf.
Image of the Day: Trade Deals
Image of the Day: Trade Deals
The Scientist Staff | Jan 25, 2017
The forces of supply and demand appear influence paper wasp (Polistes dominula) populations. When more nest options are available, helper wasps work fewer hours to earn membership in a colony.
Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice
Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jan 16, 2017
A new study reveals how the amygdala is involved in controlling predatory behavior in mice.
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
Researchers use a century of trade records to uncover differences in the resilience of terrestrial and aquatic species.
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior
The Sled Dogs that Stopped an Outbreak
The Sled Dogs that Stopped an Outbreak
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Balto, Togo, and other huskies famously delivered life-saving serum to a remote Alaskan town in 1925—but newspapers didn’t tell the whole story. 
Book Excerpt from <em>Testosterone Rex</em>
Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex
Cordelia Fine | Dec 31, 2016
In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 22, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Early 3-D Image Analysis Revealed Surprising Symmetry in the Nuclear Pore
Early 3-D Image Analysis Revealed Surprising Symmetry in the Nuclear Pore
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
In 1992, advancements in microscopy zoomed in on the precise architecture of the complex, including unforeseen structural repetition in two halves of the ring.
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.