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Cuttlefish sex looks like twisted underwater embrace
What looks like an underwater French kiss is in fact cuttlefish having sex. A video of their romance is revealing how males and females pick a mate
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
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Zoologger: Insect females hell-bent on wiping out males
Female Australian spiny leaf stick insects are so keen to keep sexual partners away that they have evolved self-defence moves and an anti-aphrodisiac scent
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
Rating: | Views: 159 | Comments: 0
Chimps learn new grunt for 'apple'
Apes make a new call after joining a new group
Animal Behavior
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
Rating: | Views: 222 | Comments: 0
Starlings dance across the winter sky
A murmuration of starlings puts on a display of elegant shapes over Israel's Negev desert
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015, 10:49am
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The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats
Some people have non-human neighbors of the usual, inspiring kind: Bald eagles and bears, sea lions and salamanders, the sort of creatures found in nature documentaries intoned by deep-voiced narrators who plead on our planet's behalf. But I live in New York City. The star of this show, a charismatic megafauna of my own particular wilderness, is none other than the rat — and what science is teaching us may change how we think of this oft-reviled creature, and maybe even ourselves.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015, 1:05pm
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Rationing ravens and merciful monkeys: can animals be altruistic?
Is there a conscious generosity in how ravens or bats share food, or monkeys or elephants save others, or is it simply the selfish instinct of group survival?
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, 9:02am
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Monkeys With Better Social Networks Stay Warmer in the Winter
It’s three in the morning in South Africa, in the middle of winter. Temperatures have dropped to just …
Animal Behavior
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Jan 23, 2015, 10:36am
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Science Graphic of the Week: Raptor’s-Eye View of the Hunt
A head-mounted camera shows how a bird of prey chases down its prey.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 22, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 80 | Comments: 0
This Orangutan Has Learned to Talk (Kind Of)
But don't worry, Rise of the Planet of the Apes isn't about to happen anytime soon
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015, 9:13am
Rating: | Views: 63 | Comments: 0
What’s Up With That: Birds Bob Their Heads When They Walk
Birds, like chickens and pigeons, bob their heads so the world won't be a blur when they walk.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, 7:37am
Rating: | Views: 77 | Comments: 0
Highflying Geese Save Energy By Swooping Like A Roller Coaster
They could shoot up to 24,000 feet and maintain that altitude in a long-distance migration across the Himalayas. But it's more efficient for bar-headed geese to soar and dive, scientists find.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jan 16, 2015, 10:10am
Rating: | Views: 152 | Comments: 0
Zoologger: Spider has sex, then chews off own genitals
Self-castration after once-in-a-lifetime sex helps coin spiders protect their mate from the unwanted attentions of other males
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jan 16, 2015, 10:10am
Rating: | Views: 164 | Comments: 0
Marine Biologists Capture Rare Photo of a Shark Birth
Scientists noticed a visibly "agitated" shark off of the Philippines coastline
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015, 11:06am
Rating: | Views: 76 | Comments: 0
Swooping frigatebird swipes fish from pelican's mouth
Wildlife photographer Michael Poliza snapped this photo of a frigatebird living up to its Hawaiian name of "thief" off the coast of the Galapagos Islands
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015, 11:06am
Rating: | Views: 75 | Comments: 0
Aphids suck the blood of their ant masters' young
A type of aphid that usually peacefully serves ants can turn on its masters, infiltrating their nests and feasting on the blood of their young
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015, 11:06am
Rating: | Views: 83 | Comments: 0
Monkeys gaze at themselves in the mirror
Researchers have taught monkeys to recognize their reflections, something that has only been shown previously in humans and great apes. Some of them even seem to enjoy checking themselves out.
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jan 09, 2015, 8:08am
Rating: | Views: 117 | Comments: 0
Bats eavesdrop on feasting neighbours to find food
By listening to fellow bats, which make a specific call when they have found food, a bat can extend its field of "vision" tenfold
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jan 09, 2015, 8:08am
Rating: | Views: 144 | Comments: 0
Incredible: A Caracal Slaps Down a Bird in Flight
The caracal is a fierce and agile predator. And the way it pursues airborne prey is astounding
Animal Behavior
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 08, 2015, 8:42am
Rating: | Views: 369 | Comments: 1
Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee
For the third time in less than a year, a historic bid for legal rights for chimpanzees has been denied. On Friday, a New York state appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling that Kiko, a chimp owned by a couple in Niagara Falls, is not a legal person with a right to be free, or at least less-imprisoned.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015, 10:10am
Rating: | Views: 162 | Comments: 0
​Thousands of penguins caught on camera
While their parents are off fishing, penguin chicks set up their own self-monitored babysitting service
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014, 1:12pm
Rating: | Views: 546 | Comments: 0
NYC’s Ants Are Tiny but Wildly Efficient Street Cleaning Crews
New York's ant population is a helping clean up all the food that people drop on the ground.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014, 7:45am
Rating: | Views: 772 | Comments: 0
New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi
Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014, 8:24am
Rating: | Views: 697 | Comments: 0
Seals found sexually assaulting penguins
Researchers were shocked to discover multiple instances of seal-on-penguin rape
Animal Behavior
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014, 8:24am
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Ants Regularly Pack Up and Dig New Nests, and Nobody Knows Why
About once a year, Florida harvester ants dig new nests, a mystery entomologists are eager to get to the bottom of.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 20, 2014, 12:49pm
Rating: | Views: 1309 | Comments: 0
Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully
For male chimpanzees, there may be a benefit to being a bully.
Animal Behavior
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 8:11am
Rating: | Views: 922 | Comments: 0
Infanticide drives female promiscuity and big balls
Female mammals appear to evolve promiscuity as a defence against infanticide by dominant males, and this in turn swells the males' testicles
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 8:11am
Rating: | Views: 859 | Comments: 0
Sleep-Deprived Bees Do Weirder Waggle Dances
Sleep deprivation makes people talk nonsense—which led animal behaviorist Barrett Klein to wonder if worn-out honeybees might also have trouble communicating with the waggle dances they use to share directions to food and hives.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, 8:41am
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Eavesdropping on the Secret Social World of Giant Otters
Giant otters can grow to nearly 6 feet in length and are the largest otter species on the planet. In addition to being huge, giant river otters also have a (relatively) huge vocabulary.
Animal Behavior
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, 8:41am
Rating: | Views: 177 | Comments: 0
Blood odour chemical gets carnivores drooling
An aldehyde molecule gives blood its distinctive smell – Siberian tigers and wild dogs even chomped on wood smeared with the stuff
Animal Behavior
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014, 7:48am
Rating: | Views: 169 | Comments: 0
Study Shows Bats Jam Each Other’s Sonar to Snatch the Best Prey
The bats reportedly block each other's frequencies to hinder their hunting ability
Animal Behavior
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Nov 07, 2014, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 160 | Comments: 0
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