Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Their ability to distinguish between individuals is strong evidence for fast mapping, a learning tool generally thought to belong only to humans.
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches

Their ability to distinguish between individuals is strong evidence for fast mapping, a learning tool generally thought to belong only to humans.

Their ability to distinguish between individuals is strong evidence for fast mapping, a learning tool generally thought to belong only to humans.

social behavior
More than 450 Pilot Whales Stranded in Tasmanian Inlet
More than 450 Pilot Whales Stranded in Tasmanian Inlet
Ashley Yeager | Sep 23, 2020
Rescue teams are working to save the whales that are still alive and develop a strategy to remove the dead in the Australian state’s largest stranding event to date.
Image of the Day: Helpful Birds
Image of the Day: Helpful Birds
Emily Makowski | Jan 10, 2020
Parrots aid each other in getting food from a researcher.
Can Exercise Explain the Health Benefits of Natural Environments?
Can Exercise Explain the Health Benefits of Natural Environments?
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020
Researchers found that people who spend more time outdoors also spend more time being active and socializing, but it probably doesn’t account for all of the health boost associated with green spaces.
Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2019
A study in mice suggests serotonin release underlies the drug’s prosocial effects while dopamine mediates the rewarding properties that drive its potential for abuse.
Social Bonds Among Captive Vampire Bats Persist in the Wild
Social Bonds Among Captive Vampire Bats Persist in the Wild
Emily Makowski | Nov 1, 2019
Bats that share food with their hungry cage-mates stay close after being released.
Bottlenose Dolphin Adopts Whale Calf of Another Species
Bottlenose Dolphin Adopts Whale Calf of Another Species
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2019
Interspecies adoptions are rare, but it’s not the first time this population of dolphins in French Polynesia has attempted it.
Manta Ray Populations Have Complex Social Structures
Manta Ray Populations Have Complex Social Structures
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2019
Reef mantas in Indonesia exhibit social preferences and form distinct social groups.
Cerebellar Surprises
Cerebellar Surprises
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
Kamran Khodakhah, a researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains the cerebellum's newly described role in addictive and social behaviors.
Book Excerpt from <em>Conscience</em>
Book Excerpt from Conscience
Patricia Churchland | Oct 1, 2019
In the book's introduction, author Patricia Churchland makes the case that human conscience can be explained by examining the biological dynamics of social living.