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White sky at night not a city bird's delight
Free-living songbirds show increased stress hormone levels when nesting under white street lights. But different light spectra may have different physiological effects as this study finds, suggesting that using street lights with specific colour spectra may mitigate effects of light pollution on wildlife
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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Why Dung Beetles Watch the Sky While Rolling Poop Balls
The poop-hoarding insects have an amazingly advanced internal GPS that allows them to navigate by day or night.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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These Newborn Pandas Face 4 Big Threats to Survival
The blind, hairless babies born recently at Washington D.C.'s National Zoo are completely dependent on their mothers—who can sometimes accidentally crush them.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Octopuses seen throwing things may be using shells as weapons
The gloomy octopuses crowded at Jervis Bay, Australia, appear to spit and throw debris such as shell at each other in what could be an intentional use of weapons
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Humans are 'unique super-predator'
A new study confirms humans' status as a unique super predator, and points to ways our impacts on other species could be lessened.
Animal Behavior
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble
The trumpeting roar of an elephant is loud. But scientists living with herds in the forests of central Africa say the deep rumbles that humans can't hear, but can feel, carry crucial messages, too.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Watch a Great White Shark Leap From the Sea in Pursuit of a Seal
Great whites are almost never seen jumping out of the water
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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Nice spiders finish last – and seal the fate of the colony
The giant silken cities built by Anelosimus studiosus spiders collapse more rapidly if the colony's inhabitants are not aggressive enough
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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Seagulls Have a Gruesome New Way of Attacking Baby Seals
Kelp gulls are eating the eyeballs from newborn Cape fur seals—a behavior never before seen in nature, a new study says.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Listening To Whale Migration Reveals A Sea Of Noise Pollution, Too
Christopher Clark, an engineer turned whale biologist, wired the world's oceans with hydrophones. Whales sing as they migrate, he learned. And the ship sounds clouding the ocean can deeply interfere.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Tropical Octopus Definitely Mates Beak-to-Beak
Larger Pacific striped octopus couples engage in a host of behaviors unheard of among other octopuses
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Why You're More Likely To Be Killed By a Bee Than a Bear
Our fear of bear attacks is far greater than the actual risk of being mauled or killed, experts say.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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Newly discovered dwarf lemurs are totally unafraid of humans
A group of small lemurs that has no fear of humans and live on a tiny island smaller than New York's Central Park could be a new species of primate
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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It Took A Musician's Ear To Decode The Complex Song In Whale Calls
Male humpback whales create 'songs' together, scientists say. Katy Payne was the first to hear the shifts in pitch and pattern in the collective calls as complex music — haunting, evolving tunes.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee
Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Peacock spider's adorable dance will captivate you
His moves are intended to woo females, but they seem to work on humans, too
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Polar bear awes with record-breaking dive
Researchers were amazed to see a wild polar bear stay under the water for so long while stalking its next meal
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Earliest Saber Teeth Used for Fighting, Not Biting
When I hear the word “sabertooth”, my mind immediately jumps to the great sabercats who sliced through throats …
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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Why We Were Totally Wrong About How Boa Constrictors Kill
Conventional wisdom held that pythons and anacondas suffocate their prey. Instead, the predators cut off their victims' blood supply, a new study says.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Two dolphin species band together to form unprecedented alliance
Atlantic bottlenose and spotted dolphins are cooperating in unique mixed-species groups that are mostly platonic, but sometimes cross-species sex is involved
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Bees infected with common gut parasite work less and die younger, finds study
Finding by Queensland researchers is significant for humans, given about a quarter of food production depends on honey bee pollination
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Chameleons use goggly eyes to flick from stereo to mono vision
A chopped-in-half pixelated bug is revealing how a chameleon's wandering eyes can be tamed
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Water "dances" make spiders expert sailors
Using their legs as sails and silk as anchors, spiders can travel on water to escape predators and colonize new habitats
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Teaching old dogs new tricks with 'smart harness'
North Carolina State University researchers have developed new technology designed to improve communication between dogs and humans.
Animal Behavior
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Zoologger: The fish that can vanish in 2 seconds flat
The slender filefish can quickly blend in with its surroundings thanks to pigment cell and specialised skin flaps
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Team of hyenas works together to steal fresh carcass from lions
Most animals wouldn't confront a fearsome predator like a lion. But through sophisticated group work, hyenas launch successful raids
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Worms Know What's Up — And Now Scientists Know Why
In what researchers say is a first, they've discovered the neuron in worms that detects Earth's magnetic field. They say the worms have microscopic antenna-shaped sensors to help orient themselves.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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Watch a starfish squeeze a lodged object out of its arm
Starfish have a unique trick literally up their sleeve – they can eject foreign bodies from their arms
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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The Hottest New Accessory for Songbirds: Tiny GPS-Enabled Backpacks
Peter Marra and Michael Hallworth of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center design a groundbreaking device that tracks birds' migrations
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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Your enemy's enemy is your dog, scientists find
Research appears to show dogs will snub people who are mean to their owners
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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