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Simon’s Cat Logic Explains the Reasons Why Cats Become Very Territorial

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In an acquisitive episode of Simon’s Cat Logic, animator Simon Toland and animal behaviorist Nicky Trevorrow explain why cats are so territorial, the behavior of their ancestors in protecting their own, what cats are trying to say with this behavior, how they go about marking their territory, what to do if a cat starts marking...

Simon's Cat Logic: Territorial Behavior

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The newest episode of Simon's Cat Logic looks at how cats define, mark, and defend their territory. Animator and cat lover Simon Tofield gets the lowdown from cat expert Nicky Treverrow of Cat's Trust. We get to meet Jazz, real cat who became a rival for Simon's Cat in his cartoons. Show More Summary

Medical ants rescue and care for injured comrades

last monthNews : The Raw Story

It’s the first time a non-human animal has been observed caring for the wounded. The behavior surprised biologists, showing just how complex ants really are. Medical care for a wounded soldier. Image credits: Erik Frank / Youtube.... The post Medical ants rescue and care for injured comrades...

Surprising results from a unique bat study in the US reveal shifting behavioral patterns due to environmental change

Historical radar data from weather monitoring archives have provided unprecedented access to the behaviours of the world's largest colony of migratory bats and revealed changes in the animals' seasonal habits with implications for pest management and agricultural production.

New guide for finding genes linked with behavior

Scientists interested in finding specific genes that influence the behavior of humans and animals have a new tool, thanks to a two-year research effort aimed at describing how to apply the latest techniques of molecular genomics to the study of complex behavior.

Mariah Carey Grew Up Amid Animal Sacrifices, Satanic Sex Rituals: Report

Mariah Carey has been at the center of some interesting rumors over the years. There was a lawsuit that alleged she only likes black guys, for example. And there's been constant chatter over diva-like behavior that centers on some outlandish...Show More Summary

The robots will see you now

For more than a decade, biomimetic robots have been deployed alongside live animals to better understand the drivers of animal behavior, including social cues, fear, leadership, and even courtship. The encounters have always been unidirectional; the animals observe and respond to the robots. Show More Summary

Tim Matheson: Belushi was on best behavior on 'Animal House' set

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Of all the actors “Animal House” star Tim Matheson has worked with in his long career, he points to Chevy Chase as being “difficult.”

Party animal Arizona lawmaker expelled after #MeToo movement

PHOENIX (AP) — Known for booze-fueled partying and good-ol' boy, clownish behavior, Rep. Don Shooter spent the past seven years as a hard-to-miss fixture who wielded considerable power at the Arizona state Capitol.

Vertical micro-LEDs used to control mouse behavior via optogenetic stimulation

A KAIST research team has developed flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs) using anisotropic conductive film (ACF)-based transfer and interconnection technology. The team also succeeded in controlling animal behavior via optogenetic stimulation of the f-VLEDs.

Reach out and feed someone: Automated system finds rapid honey bee communication networks

E. M. Forster's pithy quotation captures an essential feature of any society, human or animal: the patterns of interactions among individuals out of which collective behaviors arise. By developing a system that allows automated, in-depth...Show More Summary

Scientists reveal the 'Lego pieces' that form complex zebrafish movements

In order to survive in a changing environment, animals and humans must integrate sensory information and their experience to select the most appropriate behavior for a given situation. This process is ultimately constrained by the range of possible motor outputs they can produce.

NIH Awards $8 Million to Wake Forest Baptist for Alcohol Addiction Research Center

The Wake Forest Translational Alcohol Research Center will employ preclinical animal models and clinical research to study behavioral and neurobiological factors associated with vulnerability and resilience to alcohol use disorder.

6 Tips for Working with Unruly Animals in Pet Photography

Whenever I do an event that promotes my pet photography, there are always one or two potential clients that have reservations about booking due to their beloved furry family member’s “unruly” behavior. Whether it be a hyperactive puppy...Show More Summary

Why Animals Swarm

Have you ever wondered why insects, birds, fish, and bats gather together into huge and coordinated groups? TED-Ed’s Maria R. D’Orsogna explores the fascinating science behind this behavior, which drives many species as a method of survival and group productivity.

Stressed-Out Worms Hit the Snooze Button

When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn't a uniquely human behavior: many other animals have the same reaction, and it's not clear why. While the circadian sleep that follows the pattern of the clock has been studied extensively, sleep that's triggered by stress is far less understood.

Simon’s Cat Offers an Amusing Animated Guide to Understanding the Quirky Behaviors of Pet Humans

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The very mischievous, ever-hungry and rather cunning Simon’s Cat hilariously put together a helpful animated guide to understanding the odd behaviors of a pet human. By citing such quirks as self-involvement, lack of sharing, wastefulness, keeping secrets and a fear of spiders, Simon’s Cat tacitly notes that his human is very high maintenance. What do...

Songs for the Super Moon

We know Full Moons effect the ocean tides and animal behavior. Police, Fire and Health workers will all tell you lunar cycles drastically impact human beings. A Super Moon is when the Moon's orbit takes it its closest position to our Earth. Show More Summary

Disney Executives Reportedly Worked Around John Lasseter’s Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

After Pixar and Walt Disney Animation CEO John Lasseter announced that he was taking a six-month “sabbatical” due to unspecified “missteps,” reports of his inappropriate sexual behavior around co-workers have started to emerge. In addition to allegations of unwanted physical contact and a “sexist and misogynistic culture” at Pixar reported ... More »

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