News tagged with social animals

How to stand out, lizard-style

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you've ever tried waving to someone distant in a bustling crowd, you'll have some idea of how hard it can be for small rainforest animals to signal to each other with so many other distractions ...

Jan 20, 2011 4.3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Can a plant be altruistic?

The concept of altruism has long been debated in philosophical circles, and more recently, evolutionary biologists have joined the debate. From the perspective of natural selection, altruism may have evolved because any ...

Nov 11, 2009 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

3-year-olds get the point

Dogs and small children who share similar social environments appear to understand human gestures in comparable ways, according to Gabriella Lakatos from Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary, and her team. Looking at ...

Apr 06, 2009 4.7 / 5 (3) 0