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Chimps Also Like to Drink Alcohol and Get Bombed, Researchers Discover
Some chimps drank the equivalent of a bottle of wine in fermented tree sap
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
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Handstands and cartwheels turn dwarf mongooses into tough guys
Every centimetre matters for cute little dwarf mongooses: if they get their bottoms high in the air, other mongooses might take them seriously
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Mouse Noses Can Bypass the Brain to Make Females Blind to Males
Hormones direct the nose to signal when potential mates are about—and when to erase their scent
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Chimps Are Capable of Cooking, Scientists Say
But they don't have a source of heat, such as fire
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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Empathetic budgies yawn when they see their peers do the same
Your budgie isn't bored, it just finds yawning as contagious as you do. These common pets are the first non-mammals in which yawning has been caught spreading
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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The Mystery of Kangaroo Adoptions
When you spend five years watching kangaroos, you start to see some strange things.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior
Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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Birds identify good nuts by listening to them
Wild birds identify “good” seeds without first opening the shells by weighing them and by listening to the sound produced when clicking their beaks on the shell, according to a recent study
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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Long tail: dogs may have lived with humans for 30,000 years
New fossil evidence suggests dogs emerged as a separate species from wolves far earlier than scientists previously believed
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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These Sparrows Sing to the Beat of Their Own Drum
Java sparrows amp up their tunes with acoustic beak taps synchronized with chirps
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Why Do Hyenas Laugh?
Are hyenas the most misunderstood animals in the wild? They're intelligent, have a sophisticated social order, and their famous laugh isn't even a laugh
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
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Watch: Ants Use Giant Jaws to Catapult Out of Death Trap
Trap-jaw ants can escape predators' sand pits by using their powerful jaws to fling themselves away from danger, a new study finds.
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
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Cats chat with us using tails, whiskers and winks
According to the experts, "blinking is like a kitty kiss"
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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​Gray whale breaks mammal migration record
A female western gray whale set a new record swimming from Russia to Mexico and back, a total of 13,988 miles, in 172 days
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes
Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Caught on camera: Feral cat kills 4-kilogram mammal
The first, gory direct evidence of a feral cat killing and eating a 4-kilogram marsupial raises suspicions about what else they could be killing
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
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Do orangutans lie about their size?
Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.
Animal Behavior
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
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Endangered Hopping Mouse Caught on Film for the First Time
Scientists know little about the rare species
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015, 11:47am
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Penguin waddle put to the test
Scientists are trying to work out how and why the penguin's waddle evolved.
Animal Behavior
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
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How Lions Choose Their Prey
"Lion Whisperer" Kevin Richardson and a team of wildlife experts are handing out the final exams to their students of the South African plains
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 12, 2015, 11:38am
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Cockroaches have personalities, study finds
Researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles found that the much-maligned cockroach has its own personality and even displays different character traits. The discovery could explain why cockroaches are considered such great survivors and able to adapt to inhospitable surroundings.
Animal Behavior
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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Why the Circus Is Saying Goodbye to Elephants
The social nature of elephants makes captivity for them a "living death"
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
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Post-menopausal orcas' wisdom helps family survive
Wisdom of the elders may help killer whales make it through rough times, with older females leading the pods to salmon feeding grounds
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
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Can a Gorilla Really Get Drunk From Bamboo?
A photographer was punched by an allegedly drunk gorilla—but wildlife biologists are crying foul
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
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Palm scent: the science of smelling after a handshake
New study reveals participants unconsciously sniff their right hand after shaking it with others as part of process to pick up chemical signals about others
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
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Memory lapse draws bumblebees to untried flowers
Bumblebees can recall which flowers yield nectar, but like people they can get mixed up – leading them to home in on flowers they have no experience of
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
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Octopus gets crabby in Yallingup Australia
Octopus versus crab. On land. Who will win? This is the first time this remarkable octopus behaviour has been captured on video Continue reading...
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015, 8:51am
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Testing carbon monoxide's effects on dolphins
The colorless, odorless gas can be deadly to humans, but the effect it has on marine mammals is surprising researchers at SeaWorld
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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Zoologger: Oral sex may be a life saver for spider
Male Darwin's bark spider use genital lubrication and binding to stop their mates from eating them after copulation
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 8:16am
Rating: | Views: 113 | Comments: 0
New Research Shows Some Dogs Can Tell When You’re Mad
Silver lining: they can tell when you're happy too
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
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