A new approach to an old question: How do we actually cooperate?

In the animal kingdom, birds band together to ward off predators, and honeybees work collectively to benefit the entire hive. Animals of the human persuasion can act cooperatively too, at times, though this behavior is not ...

Skyglow over key wildlife areas

Light pollution affects the skies over most of the world's key wildlife areas, new research shows.

Colombia to ban sport hunting

Environmental groups and Colombia's government on Thursday welcomed a court's move to ban hunting for sport, in the highly biodiverse country.

What smart bees can teach humans about collective intelligence

When it comes to making decisions, most of us are influenced to some degree by other people, whether that's choosing a restaurant or a political candidate. We want to know what others think before we make that choice.

How friendly mice can affect their lonely cagemates

From the second we are born, humans start to develop social relationships with individuals and groups starting with parents, family and friends. Similarly, mice are social animals just like us.

Impact on the collective behaviour of animal groups

Disturbance events such as human interference or predator attacks may negatively affect animal groups. Using an innovative tracking technique, researchers from the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology ...

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