Stay or stray? Study delves into sexual behaviour
Scientists said Wednesday they had amassed the first evidence to back theories that people fall into two broad categories—promiscuity or faithfulness—when it comes to sex.
Religious feeling influences new product uptake
Companies introducing new products or services could face significant delays in adoption if they ignore the religious status of their target market.
One good turn: Birds swap energy-sapping lead role
Migrating birds 'share the pain' of the arduous task of leading a v-formation, so that they can then take turns saving energy by following in another bird's wake, a new study shows.
Fish born in larger groups develop more social skills and a different brain 'architecture'
A new study shows that cichlid fish reared in larger social groups from birth display a greater and more extensive range of social interactions, which continues into the later life of the fish. Researchers ...
From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective ...
The Apple Watch heralds a brave new world of digital living
"The Watch is here" touts Apple's slogan for its wearable computer, implying that the one and only time-piece that really matters has arrived. So much for the Rolex Cosmograph and Seiko Astron when you can buy a stylish digital Apple Watch Sport, or even Appl ...
Stone Age man wasn't necessarily more advanced than the Neanderthals
A multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era has been discovered by University of Montreal researchers, throwing into question our current understanding of the evolution of human behaviour. It ...
Elderly crickets are set in their ways, study finds
As insects grow old their behaviour becomes increasingly predictable according to new research published in the journal Behavioural Ecology. The study, which set out to understand how personality alters with a ...
Myth of tolerant dogs and aggressive wolves refuted
Dogs are regarded as more tolerant and less aggressive compared to their ancestors, the wolves. Researchers from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna question this image. They show in a ...
Love, love me do: Male beetles that have more sex are more insecure, study shows
Males that mate more often are more insecure about their social status than those mating less, according to new research on the behaviour of burying beetles.
Innate behavior determines how we steer our car
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems ...
Breakthrough in particle control creates special half-vortex rotation
A breakthrough in the control of a type of particle known as the polariton has created a highly specialised form of rotation.
Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behavior
Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Limerick, and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying ...
Hormones may help tiny African fish climb social ladder
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