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May 6, 2013
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Behaviour of seabirds during migration revealed

The behaviour of seabirds during migration – including patterns of foraging, rest and flight – has been revealed in new detail using novel computational analyses and tracking technologies. Using a new method called ‘ethoinformatics’, described as the application of computational … Continue reading

April 15, 2013
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New Measurement of Crocodilian Nerves Could Lead to Better Understanding of Ancient Animals’ Behavior, MU Researcher Finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Crocodilians have nerves on their faces that are so sensitive, they can detect a change in a pond when a single drop hits the water surface several feet away. Alligators and crocodiles use these “invisible whiskers” to … Continue reading

March 21, 2013
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Male lions use ambush hunting strategy

Washington, D.C.— It has long been believed that male lions are dependent on females when it comes to hunting. But new evidence suggests that male lions are, in fact, very successful hunters in their own right. A new report from … Continue reading

September 11, 2012
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Crows React to Threats in Human-like Way

Cross a crow and it’ll remember you for years. Crows and humans share the ability to recognize faces and associate them with negative, as well as positive, feelings. The way the brain activates during that process is something the two … Continue reading

September 2, 2012
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Microbes Help Hyenas Communicate via Scent

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Bacteria in hyenas’ scent glands may be the key controllers of communication. The results, featured in the current issue of Scientific Reports, show a clear relationship between the diversity of hyena clans and the distinct microbial … Continue reading

December 11, 2011
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What Do Animals ‘Know’? More Than You May Think

Rats use their knowledge to make decisions when faced with ambiguous situations, UCLA psychologists report. “Rats often make judgments and behave as if they’re rational creatures,” said UCLA associate professor of psychology Aaron Blaisdell, a member of UCLA’s Brain Research … Continue reading

October 30, 2011
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Suzanne Alonzo: A Voice That Says ‘I Think You Can’

At one time or another, however briefly, many of the budding scientists Suzanne Alonzo works with in her laboratory or classroom have experienced a crisis of confidence — or, at the least, a bit of doubt about their academic path. … Continue reading

November 30, 2010
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Contact With Dads Drops When Women Ovulate

*Evidence of evolutionary protection against inbreeding in women?* Through an innovative use of cell phone records, researchers at UCLA, the University of Miami and Cal State, Fullerton, have found that women appear to avoid contact with their fathers during ovulation.  … Continue reading