Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Mice cooperate if they benefit

Four people meet for dinner in a restaurant and split the check four ways. Anyone who ordered more or something more expensive than the others gains an advantage from the situation. Social dilemmas like this one also occur ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Colour constancy in chickens

Chickens can find the correct colour in redder lighting conditions, researchers from Lund University and the University of Bristol have found. Their study indicates that – like us – chickens have colour constancy (a feature ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Monkeys and humans share staring behavior

Following another's gaze is a hallmark of human learning and socialization from infancy to old age. Humans change how they follow gazes throughout life, and disruptions in the ability to follow someone's gaze are warning ...

dateMay 11, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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The anatomy of flower color

Roses are red, violets are blue. Everybody knows that, but what makes them so? Although plant breeders were aware of some of the genes involved, there was as yet no quantitative study of how pigment turns a flower red, blue ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Coral death stops fish from learning predators

In a world first study researchers have found that coral bleaching and death can have dramatic repercussions for how small reef fish learn about and avoid predators. The new results are published in the journal Proceedings ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Ecology
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