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December 15, 2017
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UCLA research reveals how new behaviors appear and spread among capuchin monkeys

One white-faced capuchin monkey sticks its fingers deep into the eye sockets of another capuchin it’s friends with. A capuchin uses her ally’s body parts to whack their common enemy. These behaviors become entrenched in the repertoires of the inventors. … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
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Wind Turbines Affect Behavior of Desert Tortoise Predators

Wind Farm Design Layout Impacts Species Success How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
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Caught on video: Lovers’ quarrel among cuttlefish turns violent

MBL scientist studies how aggression fits game theory model of behavior It sounds like Shakespearean drama: A male fights to protect his mate after a rival steals her away, using all his cunning and strength to win her back. Yet … Continue reading

August 21, 2016
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Immune system, brain and behavior

Researchers find prenatal infection may create risk for later disorders The Zika virus now active in numerous countries, and the severe birth defects associated with it, makes it clear that infection in pregnant women can have immediate and devastating effects … Continue reading

March 29, 2014
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What singing fruit flies can tell us about quick decisions

You wouldn’t hear the mating song of the male fruit fly as you reached for the infested bananas in your kitchen. Yet, the neural activity behind the insect’s amorous call could help scientists understand how you made the quick decision … Continue reading

January 18, 2014
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Facebook memes can evolve like genes

ANN ARBOR — What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations—some just a few words from the original, but others … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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8 million lives saved since surgeon general’s tobacco warning 50 years ago

A Yale study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of anti-smoking measures that began 50 years ago this month with the groundbreaking report from the Surgeon General outlining the deadly consequences … Continue reading