Crows react to threats in human-like way: Neural basis of crows' knack for face recognition
(Phys.org)—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 ...
Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within group (w/ video)
Pregnant gelada monkeys abort when new male enters group
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pregnant female geladas show an unusually high rate of miscarriage the day after the dominant male in their group is replaced by a new male, a new University of Michigan study indicates.
Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers
Researchers find 400 year old Ice Age plants in Arctic able to grow anew as glaciers retreat
Dracunculus insignis infection found in cats
When Cornell veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before been seen in cats.
Study finds better immune system doesn't make women more attractive to men
Study finds crocodile tree-climbing and -basking behavior
When most people envision crocodiles, they think of them waddling on the ground or wading in water—not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the reptiles can ...
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? A two-year study offers a first look at the daily lives of these feline paupers and ...
Researchers find emperor penguins outer feathers colder than surrounding air
Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
Since dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays hit apothecary shop menus in Asia—the thought being that eating ground-up filters will cleanse one's liver—there's been no way to know which ...
Researchers find epigenetic factor in monogamy for voles
Primate calls, like human speech, can help infants form categories
Human infants' responses to the vocalizations of non-human primates shed light on the developmental origin of a crucial link between human language and core cognitive capacities, a new study reports.
Effective alternatives to declawing housecats
As many pet owners know, cats like to scratch – and this natural behavior can result in shredded furniture and other troubles. For many years, cats were routinely declawed to prevent such problems, but the tide is turning ...