Building better high-speed robots with the help of cockroaches

Love them or hate them, cockroaches are notoriously good escape artists and can flee at astonishing speeds. However, this speed can make it difficult to sense the world around them: 'When animals move slowly they rely mostly ...

Communicating at a katydid's jungle cocktail party

As darkness descends upon the tropical rainforests of Malaysia, male chirping katydids of the Mecopoda complex are just getting warmed up for their usual nightly concerts to woo the females. These nocturnal suitors are favoured ...

Icahn steps up pressure for Apple share buyback

Activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Apple to boost its share repurchase plan with a formal proposal to the tech giant's board of directors.

Humans not smarter than animals, just different, experts say

(Phys.org) —Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they're smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary, according to University of Adelaide experts in ...

Multi-dog study points to canine brain's reward center

After capturing the first brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year, researchers at Emory University have confirmed their methods and results by replicating them in an experiment involving 13 dogs.

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