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How the Parasitic Disease Toxoplasmosis Can Affect How Humans Behave Around Cats

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a new lesson Ted-Ed lesson, biologist Jaap De Roode explains, through animation by Anton Bogaty, how the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis reproduces, how it can be spread and can affect the behavior of its hosts, including humans. Today, about a third of the world’s population is infected with a strange disease called toxoplasmosis — and […]

I Asked Leading Entomologists: 'What’s The Smartest Bug In The World?'

Honeybees returning to their apiary. (Photo: zlikovec/shutterstock.com) You kind of know, going into it, that scientists who have spent their lives studying animal behavior are not going to love being asked, “What is the smartest bug?” “It's...Show More Summary

My Pet Playstation

Office | USA Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: Office "SAVE MY PLAYSTATION! My girlfriend has a dog. Let the little buddy burn; he's lived a long life..." (Read more...) The post My Pet Playstation appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

Introducing a New Pet to a Senior Pet

Introducing a new pet to a home with a senior animal can be hugely successful, or it can be a decision everyone in the family ends up regretting. When an existing pet and a newbie don't get along, it can create lots of behavior problems...Show More Summary

Wiretapping the senses

Many types of sensory information enter the brain at a structure called the primary sensory cortex, where they are processed by different layers of cells in ways that ultimately influence an animal's perception and behavioral response. Show More Summary

Males were saved by agriculture

Once upon a time, settlers in the Fertile Crescent of West Asia domesticated few wild plant and animal species. To be precise, it was about 11-12 thousand years ago (kya), and nowadays we name this behavior as, agriculture. read mor...

The Problem With Super-Muscly Pigs

A version of this article first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of Issues in Science & Technology. Animal research is moving rapidly in two divergent directions. Research on animal cognition, behavior, and welfare is teaching usShow More Summary

Wiretapping the senses

Sensory information enters the brain at the primary sensory cortex, where they are processed by different layers of cells in ways that ultimately influence an animal's perception and behavioral response. Scientists have now watched the flow of information between the different layers of the cortex for the first time in awake, active mice. Show More Summary

The Genetic Component That Causes Night Owls to Chronically Sleep Late

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Vox reporter Brian Resnick and narrator Elizabeth Scheltons explain, via clever animation, how a certain genetic component called a chronotype causes a small part of the population to chronically sleep in late, an internal behavior that’s often seen in a negative light. There are night owls among us — whose whole circadian schedules are shifted […]

Spirituality, Speciesism, and The Ethical Symmetry Gap

How many harmonize their daily behaviors with the purported ‘higher’ recognition that animals (and humans?) actually don’t matter morally?

Trouble with parasites? Just migrate!

Why do animals migrate? Explanations behind the evolution of such a costly, yet common behavior are varied. However, rarely do parasites and pathogens figure into the story. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Neuchâtel think this is an important oversight, and have worked out the math to prove it. read more

Comics Purr-fectly Capture What Animals Would Say If They Could Talk

Get ready to get your Doctor Dolittle on. Artist Jimmy Craig, 30, draws comics that illustrate what animals would say if they were able to speak, in his series They Can Talk. The series explores animalistic behaviors that have plagued...Show More Summary

No Clue At The Zoo, Part 2

Feed Store | WA, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Family & Kids Pets & Animals Tags: Feed Store "No! My children are having fun! You don't want to spoil their fun, do you?" (Read more...) The post No Clue At The Zoo, Part 2 appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

Animal Behavior: $50,000 Raised For Rescue Dog Who Saved 7-Year-Old Girl From Rattlesnake

A lil positivity… Dog Saves 7-Year-Old Girl From Rattlesnake A hero dog who stepped in between his young owner and a venomous snake is being honored. 2-year-old Haus was bitten three times while defending 7-year-old Molly from a rattlesnake. Strangers

Why animals court their own sex

Same-sex sexual behaviour is common in animals but puzzles evolutionary biologists since it doesn't carry the same obvious benefits as heterosexual courtship behavior that leads to mating and production of offspring. A study from Uppsala University sheds new light on the pervasiveness of same-sex sexual behaviour in the animal kingdom. read more

Veterinary Expert Explains the Often Odd Behavior Exhibited in Domestic Cats

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent Ted Ed Lesson “Why do cats act so weird?“, veterinary expert Tony Buffington takes an animated look at the odd behavior of domestic felines and explains what makes them act that way. They’re cute, they’re lovable, and judging by the 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos of them, one […]

Number One Tip Of The Day

(Pet Grooming | Nashville, TN, USA) Pet Grooming | Nashville, TN, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: Pet Grooming Pet Grooming | Nashville, TN, USA(I’m working on a dog when a customer enters to pick up a dog that I finished earlier in the day. Show More Summary

The Look On His Face Was Pure Goldfish

(Video Store | WA, USA) Video Store | WA, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: Video Store Video Store | WA, USA(I am dealing with a customer who’s raising hell over late fees on his account that we refuse to waive. Notably,...Show More Summary

Animal Behavior: If You Wake Up This Tiger, You Might Be In Big Trouble [Video]

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Tigers At A Dublin Zoo Fight Over An Interrupted Nap Let this be a lesson to any of you who planned on waking up a sleeping tiger… You don’t want those problems. At all… Image via YouTube

'Winner-winner' behavior may shape animal hierarchies, study argues

Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants, and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies -- from primates to dolphins.

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