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Mimicry helps sheep solve a dilemma

Imitation behaviors play a key role in many collective phenomena seen in animals. An analysis of the collective movements of grazing sheep has revealed that sheep alternate slow dispersion phases with very fast regrouping, in which they imitate the behavior of their neighbors. Show More Summary

Jurassic Pork: What Could a Jewish Time Traveler eat? Dinosaurs are NOT Kosher!

Jurassic Pork: What Could a Jewish Time Traveler Eat?Authors:Plotnick et alAbstract:Paleontologists use multiple methods to reconstruct the anatomy and behavior of extinct animals, including direct observations from well-preserved fossils and inferences from the phylogeny of modern and extinct relatives. Show More Summary

Flea To The Devil

(Retail | SC, USA) Retail | SC, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: Retail Retail | SC, USA(I am an assistant manager of an extremely popular supermarket. A middle-aged woman stops me as I pass the pet department.) Customer: “Hey! You! I need some help.” Me: “Sure thing, ma’am. Show More Summary

Black-Footed Ferrets Recover from Near-Extinction -- Thanks to Artificial Insemination 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’re trying to save an endangered animal, you need to protect its habitat and change the human behaviors driving it toward extinction. But all that will be meaningless if the animals don’t have babies. And so sometimes, you have to help with that, too. Read more...

Can the School Refuse to Allow a Service Dog?

Can a school refuse a service dog for a child with behavior and emotional disability because they do not allow any pets?   The school does not want any animals on school property and is not permitting a service dog for my daughter. Guidance on the Service Animal Provisions DOJ Regulations This 2011 publication provides […]

Animal without synapses feeds by external digestion using global, local cellular control

A multicellular marine animal without organs, Trichoplax's feeding behavior may include cellular coordination, resulting in external food digestion.

The more the merrier for animals that synchronize their behavior

Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it's huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.

Deciphering olfactory receptor codes

In animals, numerous behaviors are governed by the olfactory perception of their surrounding world. Whether originating in the nose of a mammal or the antennas of an insect, perception results from the combined activation of multiple receptors located in these organs. Show More Summary

Use your wisdom to understand your sexual energy – Anandamurti Gurumaa

Animals are more sensible, as their sexual behavior is as per the law of nature. When... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Female guppies become better swimmers to escape male sexual harassment

Animal sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested.This male behavior is driven by conflicts of interest over reproduction and exerts selective pressures on both sexes. Show More Summary

Ants take drugs: Ants choose to ingest hydrogen peroxide after being infected with fungus

We humans have been using self-medication to cure the illnesses since the dawn of our species. There is some evidence that also other animals can exhibit this type of behavior, but the evidence has been hard to come by.

Wireless Implants Allow Optogenetic Control of Animal Behavior Without a Tether (VIDEO)

Optogenetics, the ability to use light to trigger specific neurons thanks to a bit of genetic modification, has appeared as a promising new tool for studying the nervous system and may serve as a platform for creating therapeutic devices to address various conditions. Show More Summary

Cat-atonic To Your Pleas

(Vet | VA, USA) Vet | VA, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Extra Stupid Pets & Animals Tags: Vet Vet | VA, USA(I’m waiting in the lobby of my vet’s office. Because I don’t own a car and either take a taxi or the bus there, I have my dog’s carrier with me, but I’ve taken him out of it. Another client comes in with a carrier, checks in, and sits down next to […] (Read more...)

Watch Obesity Spread Through the Country Like a Virus [Animated Map]

In 1985, of the 22 states participating in the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, none had an obesity rate above 15 percent. Today, 34.9 percent of U.S. adults are obese. This map shows how fast obesity took hold in the U.S., state by state. Show More Summary

A childhood dilemma: Growth or play

Frolicking, wrestling, climbing, jumping – Playing is a lot of fun and promotes development but is also very strenuous. Behavioral biologists therefore suspect that animals only play intensively if they have surplus energy at their disposal or if playing brings about vital advantages. Show More Summary

Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Researchers tested for resistance to 10 antibiotics among cattle and 18 wildlife species to explore key attributes and behaviors that may increase exposure and allow resistance to move among humans, animals, and ecosystems.

When cars and wildlife collide: Virtual reality could prevent real-life road accidents

Using a novel simulation approach, researchers took a closer look at how an interactive system, meant to reduce road accidents involving wild animals, can actually affect driver behavior.

Probiotics improve behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases in mice

Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal study.

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