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Hunting Regulations Shape Brown Bears’ Care for Cubs
Hunting Regulations Shape Brown Bears’ Care for Cubs
Scandinavian mother bears gain a survival advantage by weaning their babies later than normal, analysis of a 30-year dataset suggests.
Hunting Regulations Shape Brown Bears’ Care for Cubs
Hunting Regulations Shape Brown Bears’ Care for Cubs

Scandinavian mother bears gain a survival advantage by weaning their babies later than normal, analysis of a 30-year dataset suggests.

Scandinavian mother bears gain a survival advantage by weaning their babies later than normal, analysis of a 30-year dataset suggests.

maternal care
Mouse Moms’ Behavior Affects Pups’ Genome Structures
Mouse Moms’ Behavior Affects Pups’ Genome Structures
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2018
Mice who get less attention from their mothers have more copies of a common retrotransposon in the genomes of their hippocampal neurons.
Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 10, 2018
These mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing. 
Mothers Are Hard-Wired to Respond Similarly to Infant Cries Across Cultures
Mothers Are Hard-Wired to Respond Similarly to Infant Cries Across Cultures
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers find consistent behaviors and brain activity in an international study.
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Diana Kwon | May 19, 2017
Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing
Oxytocin Trains Mouse Mom Hearing
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
The hormone activates neurons that trigger female mice to respond to the distress calls of lost pups.
Cephalopod Coddling
Cephalopod Coddling
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known brooding period known for any animal species.
The Infanticidal-to-Paternal Switch
The Infanticidal-to-Paternal Switch
Jef Akst | May 14, 2014
Researchers reveal a group of neurons in the mouse brain that mediate a male’s instincts to either eat or nurture pups.