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Image of the Day
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Jim Daley | May 4, 2018
A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.
Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 25, 2018
A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 4, 2018
Scientists explore why male peacock spiders are so colorful.
Sound of the Day: Big Mouth Gulf Corvina
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 20, 2017
Researchers document the loudest sound ever recorded in fish.
Song of Ourselves
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2017
“Nature’s melodies” may be a human construct that says more about us than about the musicality of other animals.
Tune Into the Animal Kingdom
Staff | Feb 28, 2017
A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat
The Ethics of Invention
Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.
Supergene Explains Ruff Mating
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2015
Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.