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Novel molecular clues behind nocturnal behavior

Scientists offer new insights into why many animals sleep at night and are active during the day, while others do the reverse.

Female fish can favor sperm from preferred males despite external fertilization

Biologists studying a small, colorful fish in the Mediterranean Sea have discovered a new way in which a female can choose the best father for her offspring. The animal kingdom is full of elaborate traits and behaviors by which females choose mates. Show More Summary

Humpback whales: the Guardian Angels of the sea

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

There is evidence that humpback whales deliberately disrupt killer whale hunts, saving other animals from being killed by them. Marine ecologist Robert Pitman observed a particularly dramatic example of this behavior back in 2009, while observing a pod of killer whales hunting a Weddell seal trapped on an ice floe off Antarctica. Show More Summary

Animal Behavior: Stray Pitbull “Hero” Gets Stabbed Up Saving Woman [Video]

That’s a good boy! A heroic pit bull saved a woman from a knife attack in Georgia. The dog nicknamed, Hero, put his life on the line to help a woman apparently in a fight with another man. According to

Humpback Whales Rescue Animals from Orcas Around the World

Why do humpback whales rescue other animals from killer whale attacks? It's not clear but these fascinating observations show how much there is to learn about animal behavior.

Procedurals Returning To TNT, ‘Detour’ Headed To NY, More Samantha Bee -TCA

After flipping the switch overnight from lighter procedurals like Rizzoli & Isles to dark serialized dramas like Animal Kingdom and Good Behavior under Kevin Reilly, TNT will gradually bring back procedurals and lighter fare, Reilly said at TCA on Sunday. The plan is to reintroduce a procedural drama on the network in late 2017 or early 2018. Show More Summary

When Animals Attack: Zoo Elephant Hurls Giant Rock Towards Visitors And Kills 7-Year-Old Girl

Zoo Elephant Hurls Giant Rock Towards Visitors And Kills 7-Year-Old Girl An elephant at a Moroccan zoo hurled a huge stone towards visitors killing a 7-year-old girl according to NBC News: The behavior of the female elephant was “abnormal”

The Effects of Retirement are Complex

4 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Whenever looking at correlations between behavior and lifespan, or behavior and health, one should always ask whether calorie intake or physical activity level could be involved. Both animal and human studies tell us that the effects...Show More Summary

Stress? Fear? Or “Displacement Behavior”?

Have you listened to any CAABChats lately? Hosted by PhD’s Suzanne Hetts and Dan Estep, a CAABChat is “A professional discussion among Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (and occasionally invited others) about timely, useful, controversial and foundational topics in the field of pet behavior and training.” The monthly podcasts are free if watched in real time […]

Wild Birds Mysteriously Guide Humans To Honey When Sung To

Humans have had symbiotic relationships with domesticated animals for over ten thousand years. Many domesticated animals, like dogs or horses, have been selectively bred over the millennia to respond to human behaviors and be docile. It’s much rarer for wild animals to respond to human interaction in...

Building artificial connectomes

Artificial connectomes have the potential to teach behavior into a system without the need to remove behavior from established animal connectomes. I have emulated the C elegans connectome (i.e. how a nervous system is wired) in robotics and shown that the connectome with a simple neuron model displays behaviors similar to the animal itself. Show More Summary

Animal Behavior: Mother Killed Trying To Save Her Daughter From A Tiger Attack In Beijing [Video]

Tiger Kills Mother And Mauls Daughter In Beijing We’ve seen many an animal bring the ruckus to an oblivious bystander, but this story in particular is sad on several levels. Via NewYorkTimes A woman was killed by a tiger

Why Is Death Always the Answer to Society’s Issues?

What makes human beings unique in the animal kingdom? It isn’t the capacity for Reason — we know ravens and other creatures can solve problems and use tools. It isn’t a tendency to display compassionate behavior — we know chimpanzees share food in lean times and care for abandoned young when their mothers die. So [...]Show More Summary

The Wrong Focus

Train (v) – “teach (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time.” From CDGW’s EdTech Focus on K-12: In a recent survey by Education Dive, sponsored by Sprint, 86 percent...Show More Summary

Bigfoot: Portrait of an Animal That May Not Exist

Sasquatch, Yeti, MoMo, Nape—the creature goes by different names around the world. A sort of pseudoscience has emerged to suss out the biology and behavior of this animal. Here’s what it says.

Beluga Whales Deeply Suffer At The Vancouver Aquarium, Experts Agree

It's not Happening at the Zoo There is so much happening in the study of animal behavior, cognition, and emotions that it is almost impossible to keep updated about the latest research and books and essays that are published on these topics. Show More Summary

Similarities found in bee and mammal social organization

New research shows similarities in the social organisation of bees and mammals, and provides insight into the genetics of social behavior for other animals. These findings, published in PLOS Computational Biology, use sociogenomics -...Show More Summary

TV Club: Smurf clamps down on her sons’ wayward behavior in Animal Kingdom

Here’s one thing “Dead to Me,” the fourth episode of Animal Kingdom, offers that I didn’t expect based on its first three episodes: an honest-to-God Biblical reference—especially one coming from Pope (Shawn Hatosy), the live wire of the Cody family. Show More Summary

Why People Keep Taking Deadly Selfies With Animals

Experts say a desire to be close to nature overwhelms our understanding of safe behavior—leading to the death of people and wildlife. The photos, or the stories behind them, are horrifying. Last week a group of lifeguards and tourists in the Dominican Republic pulled a shark from the water and posed for photos with it until it died. Show More Summary

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