Photo of a Dwarf mongoose
Dwarf Mongooses Shun Bullies to Manage Conflict: Study
These social animals keep tabs on aggressive members of the group and groom them less after fights to punish them.
ABOVE: Shannon Wild
Dwarf Mongooses Shun Bullies to Manage Conflict: Study
Dwarf Mongooses Shun Bullies to Manage Conflict: Study

These social animals keep tabs on aggressive members of the group and groom them less after fights to punish them.

These social animals keep tabs on aggressive members of the group and groom them less after fights to punish them.

ABOVE: Shannon Wild

ethology

Trixie Gardner (left) and Allen Gardner (right) spend time interacting with Washoe (center).
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
Lisa Winter | Oct 5, 2021
Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.
animal behavior, animal cognition, reproducibility, replication, publishing, research integrity, animal research, experimental design, data reporting
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
Amanda Heidt | Jan 27, 2021
The journal Ethology is the first to adopt the guidelines, aimed at clarifying experimental design and the potential biases within.
Image of the Day: Species-Specific Songs
Emily Makowski | Nov 14, 2019
Gene activity is linked to songbirds’ tunes.

Fish and Bees “Talk” with Help from Robot Translators
Jef Akst | Mar 20, 2019
Robots integrated into groups of zebrafish and of one-day-old honey bees allow the two species to influence each other’s behavior.
Image of the Day: Migrating Storks
Jim Daley | May 25, 2018
Ornithologists tagged 27 juvenile birds to track the way they use updrafts of air heated by the sun to migrate over long distances.
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.