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Animal Behavior: Original Penguin Partners with Lamorne Morris and IFAW to Launch #SHARECONSERVATION on World Penguin Day

Project #ShareConservation Partners Original Penguin with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to Raise Funding and Awareness for Penguins and All Wildlife Today, in honor of World Penguin Day, Original Penguin launches the second iteration of its Project #ShareConservation

Violent evictions target familial females in mongoose groups

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

To look at one, you wouldn't necessarily think that a banded mongoose was a very fierce critter. However, researchers at the University of Exeter have shown that the animals engage in some pretty significant warlike behavior that starts with a screech and can easily end with death. Show More Summary

Animal Behavior: Man Mauled By Pit Bulls Trying To Save Lil Dog [Video]

This went down on Catalina Island, California last week. A woman was right in the middle of two full grown Pit Bulls attacking a Jack Russell. While the little dogs owner got eaten up trying to save his lil pooch,

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole

A quarter-century of research on the star-nosed mole has unearthed startling insights into the evolution of animal behavior and the limits of physiology. Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University will present a new synthesis of remarkable...Show More Summary

Study—for the first time—links specific genes with parenting behavior across species

Why is it that some species seem to be particularly attentive parents while others leave their young to fend for themselves? For years, scientists have believed one of the major drivers was experience - an animal raised by an attentive parent, the argument went, was likely to be an attentive parent itself.

Why cats can't resist thinking inside the box

An animal behavior expert explains what's going on with the #CatSquare craze

#CatSquare: Why Fluffy Can't Resist Thinking 'Inside the Box'

Twitter recently blew up with posts wondering about the feline fascination with taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains it's not magic that draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.

Pigeon study takes on sexism in science: Big differences in genes involved in reproductive control

In experimental research, scientists tend to assume that—unless they are looking specifically at reproduction or sexual behavior—male and female animals are alike, and mostly use males. But a new study by researchers at the University...Show More Summary

How domestication can change animals' facial features

Domesticated animals, compared to their wild counterparts, have undergone numerous changes in physiology, behavior and morphology. These changes are commonly referred to as the domestication syndrome and include behavioral changes, such as increased docility as well as genetic alterations in size, color and facial characteristics. Show More Summary

Was Looking For A Dog-Gone Reason To Complain

Restaurant | Loveland, CO, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Crazy Requests Pets & Animals Tags: Restaurant Customer: "So a dog has more rights than I do?" Manager: "Yes, he does." Customer: "This is bull-s!" (Read more...) The post Was Looking For A Dog-Gone Reason To Complain appeared first on Funny & Stupid Customer Stories - Not Always Right.

Animal Sex: How Bed Bugs Do It

The cringe-worthy sexual behaviors of bed bugs involve traumatic insemination, no courtship activities and, sometimes, incest.

Immune Cell Epigenetics Become More Disarrayed with Age

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In this study, researchers note that at least some subsets of immune cells in older animals exhibit greater variability in gene expression (and thus behavior) than is the case in younger animals. At this point in the development of the...Show More Summary

Why Do Cats Act So Weird?

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

We love cats because they're cute, cuddly and act like they're from another planet, and we know how smart they are so we assume their strange behavior is a sign of boredom and restlessness. But, as this animated TED-Ed lesson by Tony...Show More Summary

Animal Behavior Comedy: Jack Russell “Ollie” Bites The Dust Going Crazy In Show [Video]

Little Ollie has us rolling on this Friday. Don’t hurt’em, Ollie! (Please Watch To End To See Ollie Eat It In Slow Motion)

Barn swallow behavior shift may be evolutionary

Most of our understanding about evolutionary changes and the formation of new animal species is based on the historical record. But a relatively new population of barn swallows in Argentina may help scientists see those changes firsthand.

Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowl

(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Dr. Jessica Yorzinski uses peafowl to conduct a variety of behavioral studies. Yorzinski looks through the eyes of the birds to actually see what the animals are paying attention to, in this particular case, how males size up their competition.

Should Have Listened To The Top-Dog

Home Improvement | UK Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: home improvement Customer: now irate "What?! My [insert stupid dog name here] would never bite anyone! I'll just carry her." Me: "I'm afraid that doesn't exempt you from the rules. Show More Summary

Contagious itching is all in your head

Sometimes mimicking another person's behavior doesn't come by choice. Scroll through to see cute animals: Read more...

Study looking at natural behaviors of lab rats wins an international 3Rs prize

(National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)) A paper investigating the welfare of laboratory rats is the winner of the 3Rs prize, which is awarded by the UK's National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) and sponsored by GSK. Show More Summary

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