News tagged with instincts

Babies learn mum's unique odour

Researchers show for the first time that a mammal begins to suckle its mother's milk through a learned response built on learning her unique combination of smells. When it is born, the newborn is exposed to the smell of its ...

Oct 04, 2012 4 / 5 (2) 5 | with audio podcast

Genetic buzzer-beater genes may save fish

Two distinct populations of rainbow trout -- one in Alaska, the other in Idaho -- share a genetic trait that could have huge implications for fisheries conservation and management, an eight-member research team reports.

Nov 29, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast