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Eclipse will bring out more weird behavior in humans than in animals

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

“A Chow pup ran frightened under a shed and could not be coaxed out,” reads an observation recorded during a total solar eclipse in 1932. The observation is one of hundreds collected during the eclipse that year on the behavior of animals during the rare event. When day suddenly turns to night...

Is Trump Screwing With Your Immune System? Yes

Perhaps your doctor hasn’t mentioned it, but you have Behavioral Immune Syndrome (BIS). And so does everyone else, and so do most animals on Earth, and BIS can lead to deadly consequences. BIS has noble biological origins and applications, though. Show More Summary

The size of life: the differing scales of living things

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In the first in a series of videos, Kurzgesagt tackles one of my favorite scientific subjects: how the sizes of animals governs their behaviors, appearance, and abilities. For instance, because the volume (and therefore mass) of an organism increases according to the cube of the increase in length (e.g. Show More Summary

Dog Vs. Cat Search Data Shows Major Gap In Annual Income, Behavior

Hitwise analyzed data from top retail websites to determine behavioral traits, gender gaps, and rank the top 10 most-visited websites in the Pets & Animals industry as of May 2017.

$2.6 million to build versatile genetic toolkit for studying animal behavior

(Washington University in St. Louis) Sophisticated techniques for testing hypotheses about the brain by activating and silencing genes are currently available for only a handful of model organisms. Scientists at Washington University in St. Show More Summary

Gay dolphins observed off coast of western Australia

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom is rife, and one of the best known examples is bottlenose dolphins, with both males and females having encounters with members of the same sex. The exact reasons are not well understood, but their homosexual relationships are thought to do with social...

Adorable alpine animal acclimates behavior to a changing climate

(Ecological Society of America) As climate change brings new pressures to bear on wildlife, species must 'move, adapt, acclimate, or die.' Erik Beever and colleagues review the literature on acclimation through behavioral flexibility,...Show More Summary

Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior, Angie Tribeca and More Announcements

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Bird songs provide insight into how developing brain forms memories

(University of Chicago) Researchers at the University of Chicago have demonstrated, for the first time, that a key protein complex in the brain is linked to the ability of young animals to learn behavioral patterns from adults.The findings,...Show More Summary

Estrogen in the brain prevents obesity and glucose intolerance during menopause in lab animal study

(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that adding estrogen in the brain may improve health in obese females after menopause.The study conducted by Christina Estrada,...Show More Summary

Bacteria never swim alone

(Lund University) Many animal species display flocking behavior, but the fact that microorganisms do is not as well known. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that algae and bacteria form flocks at very low concentrations of individuals, a finding that could increase our future understanding of how the organisms infect their host animals.

In first ever sighting, wild lion adopts leopard cub

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A wild lioness has been observed suckling a leopard cub in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in the first ever observed instance of such animal behavior. Although certain cats like lions have been observed taking in and nursing the young of others of their own species—usually kin of...

Plants Turn Caterpillars Into Cannibals

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

We've read how plants communicate with each other by chemicals, and we've read about parasites that change the behavior of other animals, but this takes the cake. Tomato plants have shown the ability to protect themselves from caterpillars...Show More Summary

Social experience tweaks genome function to modify future behavior

What changes in the brain of an animal when its behavior is altered by experience? Research is working toward an answer to this question by focusing on the collective actions of genes. Researchers have identified and documented the activity of networks of genes involved in the response to social stress.

Lena Dunham Accused By Animal Shelter Of Fabricating Her Former Dog's History Of Abuse — WHAT??

It's another scandal for Lena Dunham! Apparently, the animal shelter where the Girls creator adopted her former dog Lamby is disputing claims she made about the pup's "challenging behavior and aggression" which stemmed from the animal's supposed past of being abused. Huh. Related: Kesha Returns With Emotional New Song Praying Back in June, Miz Dunham revealed she had [...]

Animal shelter disputes Lena Dunham's claims her dog was abused prior to adoption

The BARC no-kill animal shelter in Brooklyn, from which Girls star Lena Dunham adopted her dog, Lamby, is disputing the actress' claim that she gave the pet back due to "challenging behavior and aggression." Read more Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Lena Dunham criticized for questionable dog abuse story

last monthNews : The Raw Story

As an animal shelter in Brooklyn disputed Lena Dunham’s claims of her former dog Lamby’s challenging behavior was due to abuse he had previous suffered, angry users took to Twitter on Friday to say she was lying, with some even blaming her for the dog’s current state. According to...

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Elephants are the gentle giants of the animal kingdom. Widely considered to be intelligent by contemporary ethologists, elephants have exhibited such complex behavior as grief, self-awareness, and empathy, even for other species. Case in point: when I was five years old, I went on an elephant ride with my parents in India. Show More Summary

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