Dr Tanya Latty tells me why slime moulds might be the best way to understand swarm intelligence
Jordan Bush reports how despite their sometimes unappealing exterior, reptiles care for their young, communicate with one another, and even play
Carrie Branch tells me about her recent finding that chickadee populations vary in the songs they sing
In the wild cats would naturally work for their food, and making meal times too easy for them may be detrimental. Cat behavior expert Mikel Delgado explains the advantages of food puzzles to me
Julie Morand-Ferron tells me about some of her recent discoveries in bird behavior using an automated device
Chimpanzees and bonobos gesture to one another, much as we humans do. Kirsty Graham tells me a bit more about what these gestures can tell us about the evolution of our own language
String-pulling bees have been all over the news recently, but the majority of coverage has missed the most exciting thing about this research
New research shows that female zebra finches can learn to identify photos of their mate and other males
A big part of cats' lives are spent around their human owners, yet scientists are just starting to understand what they think of us
Cats are often depicted as being less friendly, cooperative and caring than dogs, but what's really going on in your cat's head?
Cuttlefish blend with their background, creating remarkable camouflage. Using this unusual behavior, scientists can understand how this creature sees its world
Same-sex sexual behavior happens for many reasons—but why do field crickets do it?
Among mountain chickadees, at least, parents that contend with a harsher environment will be more likely to cause harm to their children than risk themselves.
Bumblebees learn both where to find nectar and where to find pollen, at the same time.
A new type of learning for these 'insect geniuses'
It turns out, sperm is a limited resource
Love, lust and commitment in penguins
Animals that are designed to be drinkers
One of the reasons for the incredible breadth in the appearance of animals is to help individuals mate with the right species. This is one evolutionary process that causes differences between populations of animals and that can eventually lead to the formation of new species.
As an individual who is part of a social species, you are likely aware of how others’ behaviour can influence your own and how you can influence others.