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

Study finds life-saving trend among seagulls

Following trends is a lifesaving instinct, at least for birds, and provides clues that can be applied across the animal kingdom. New research from Université de Montréal published in Biology Letters, shows ...

Feb 20, 2009 4.7 / 5 (3) 0