Photo of John Calhoun crouches within his rodent utopia-turned-dystopia
Universe 25, 1968–1973
A series of rodent experiments showed that even with abundant food and water, personal space is essential to prevent societal collapse.
ABOVE: Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House photographer, Public Domain
Universe 25, 1968–1973
Universe 25, 1968–1973

A series of rodent experiments showed that even with abundant food and water, personal space is essential to prevent societal collapse.

A series of rodent experiments showed that even with abundant food and water, personal space is essential to prevent societal collapse.

ABOVE: Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House photographer, Public Domain

social interaction

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.
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
The loss of darkness can harm individual organisms and perturb interspecies interactions, potentially causing lasting damage to life on our planet.
Chimps Share Microbes When Socializing
Kate Yandell | Jan 15, 2016
Social interaction influences the chimpanzee microbiome, increasing the number of microbial species the primates share.
Grooming Baboons
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2015
See the social interaction between wild baboons that may be the key to shared microbiomes among groups studied by the Amboseli Baboon Research Project.