Ethology

Dinosaurs' faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought, according to a new study, helping them with everything from picking flesh from...
by University of Southampton
9:35am
6.28.2017
For us humans, it goes without saying that we reward others as an indication of the gratitude we feel towards them. Scientists have now demonstrated that...
by Max Planck Society
1:58pm
6.27.2017
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Since at least the 1920s, anecdotes and some studies have suggested that chimpanzees are "super strong" compared to humans, implying that their muscle fibers,...
by University of Massachusetts at Amherst
9:27am
6.27.2017
The disappearance of a large part of the terrestrial megafauna such as the saber-toothed cat and mammoth during the ice age is well known. Now, researchers...
by University of Zurich
2:07pm
6.26.2017
As methods for studying and comparing genetic data improve, scientists are beginning to decode these marks to reconstruct the evolutionary history of species,...
by University of Texas at Austin/Texas Advanced Computing Center
9:42am
6.23.2017
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The evolution of the amniotic egg—complete with membrane and shell—was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air. Now, 360 million...
by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
2:53pm
6.22.2017
"It's like a snake on the outside, but a fish on the inside." The fossil of an early snake-like animal - called Lethiscus stocki - has kept its evolutionary...
by University of Calgary
1:55pm
6.22.2017
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The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinators in the system—from...
by Emory University
9:24am
6.22.2017
Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyze the number and...
by University of Bath
9:04am
6.21.2017
Army ants scare up a lot of food when they're on the move, which makes following them valuable for predator birds. But instead of competing and chasing each...
by Drexel University
1:53pm
6.20.2017
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A slater-like crustacean has provided new evidence that animals have biological clocks influenced by the tide as well as the more familiar circadian clock that...
by University of Auckland
9:15am
6.20.2017
Long before cats became the darlings of Facebook and YouTube, they spread through the ancient human world. A DNA study reached back thousands of years to track...
by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
2:21pm
6.19.2017
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Researchers have developed three-dimensional models of the skull of the American alligator using cutting-edge imaging and computational tools. These models...
by University of Missouri
1:36pm
6.19.2017
Scientists have found that exposure to just 10 minutes of light at night suppresses biting and manipulates flight behavior in the Anopheles gambiae mosquito,...
by University of Notre Dame
2:33pm
6.16.2017
A new study shows that female elk get wiser as they age, and use that wisdom to remain elusive and avoid hunters. Researchers monitored nearly 50 elk in Canada...
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11:55am
6.16.2017
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An international team of researchers reported that a certain species of bees, called halictid bees, have more sensorial machinery compared with related...
by Princeton University
9:13am
6.16.2017
The drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but...
by Florida Museum of Natural History
2:19pm
6.15.2017
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Scientists are closer to unraveling the long-standing mystery of how tiny glass eel larvae, which begin their lives as hatchlings in the Sargasso Sea, know...
by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
2:56pm
6.12.2017
A promiscuous salamander has found a simple genetic formula for success: Mate with multiple males and use equal parts of each partner's genetic material in her...
by University of Iowa
2:33pm
6.12.2017
In a recent paper, researchers detail for the first time how baleen whales use crossflow filtration to separate prey from water without ever coming into...
by Saint Louis University
2:29pm
6.8.2017
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Starvation for essential elements determines the pattern of genetic variation. Evolution is rather simple in outline; plentiful biological variation allows...
by University of Sydney
2:25pm
6.8.2017
Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off the coast of southern California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for thousands of years had nurtured...
by University of Chicago
9:57am
6.8.2017
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Of all the things an animal could eat, corals are arguably one of the toughest thanks to their thin, mucus-covered flesh packed with venomous stinging cells...
by Cell Press
9:40am
6.7.2017
A research group discovered the fastest event of speciation in any marine vertebrate when studying flounders in an international research collaboration project...
by University of Helsinki
9:55am
6.5.2017
Passing skills down through the generations, previously thought to be unique to humanity, has been discovered in chimpanzees. Behavioral experiments suggest...
by University of St. Andrews
9:34am
6.1.2017
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A new species of transparent frog, also known as “glassfrog,” has been identified by a team of scientists. Specimens of the new species, Hyalinobatrachium yaku...
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9:33am
5.31.2017
From Charles Darwin's famous finches to a new study that takes a rare look at a common order of birds—waterfowl—evolution has a tendency to reveals itself...
by Brown University
9:10am
5.31.2017
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A study has revealed how cooperative behavior between insect family members changes how rapidly body size evolves – with the speed of evolution increasing when...
by University of Cambridge
2:11pm
5.30.2017
With rain forests at risk the world over, a new collaboration is equipping conservationists with the tools to predict and plan for future forest loss.
by University of Oxford
1:22pm
5.26.2017
Studies of dinosaur fossils that show bird-like traits, such as feathers, light bones, air sacs and three-digit forelimbs, clarified the evolutionary kinship...
by Tohoku University
9:40am
5.26.2017
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