How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
An undergraduate research project finds the animals are tuned in to reassuring information from other species.
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety

An undergraduate research project finds the animals are tuned in to reassuring information from other species.

An undergraduate research project finds the animals are tuned in to reassuring information from other species.

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Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Ashley Yeager | Jan 2, 2020
In a virtual reality experiment, participants recovered faster from a small electric shock when they could smell natural scents than when they could smell urban odors.
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Shawna Williams | Nov 30, 2017
Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 21, 2017
Ben Henry delves into the still-unanswered questions of where our musical preferences come from and what makes synesthetes tick.
Singing In the Brain
Singing In the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 28, 2017
His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Tanya Lewis | Jun 14, 2016
Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Mar 9, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research