By measuring the brain activity of bats, scientists are learning how mammals keep track of everyone in their social circles.
Alpha males beware. You're not what women want. At least, not unless you have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes you ready to be tamed.
In the world of chimpanzees, being the alpha male definitely has its benefits and, as with humans, it's good to have powerful friends.
Study finds male chimpanzees may increase their chances of siring offspring by recognizing the importance of third-party relationships.
(Phys.org) -- If you're a male born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social advantages accruing ...
Being at the very top of a social hierarchy may be more costly than previously thought, according to a new study of wild baboons led by a Princeton University ecologist.
(PhysOrg.com) -- In African cichlid fish society, only the dominant male reproduces. But Stanford researchers have found that if the dominant male disappears, a subordinate cichlid can rise to the procreative occasion with ...