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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Even without Hands Honeybees Show Handedness

About half the honeybees in a test exhibited no sidedness, but the other half was split 50–50 between righties and lefties—perhaps to navigate obstacles more efficiently.  ...

November 26, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

Gratitude: Uniquely Human or Shared with Animals?

If we wish to make an argument that some animals possess at least some sort of proto-gratitude, or the cognitive building blocks required for them to feel and express gratitude, we first have to decide what gratitude really means...

November 22, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

A Moth with a Potent Cocktail of Poison

The wood tiger moth is the first species known in which fluids from various parts of the moth’s body each target a different type of predator. Jason Goldman reports.

November 1, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

Australian Bird Dips Its Dinner

A chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating.  

September 29, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

Grazing Cattle Change the Menu for Birds

When cattle graze the desert's natural landscape, birds face changes in food availability—and some species are unable to adapt. Jason Goldman reports.

August 30, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman
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