The peacock is one of the animal kingdom’s ultimate Casanovas. But which parts of the peacock’s love dance turn a female’s head? An eye-tracking study finds it’s not what you might think.
Tiny head-mounted cameras track a female peacock’s shifting focus. Photo by Jessica Yorzinski. The peacock is one of the animal kingdom’s ultimate Casanovas.
New research points to an ancient energy tradeoff that meant more fuel for brains, and less fuel for muscles. Human brain Recently while visiting the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., I found myself pondering the noggins of some very, very, old apes.Along one wall of the Hall of Human Origins — an exhibit on human evolution that opened in 2010 — were 76 fossil skulls from 15 species of early humans.
In landlocked East Lansing, Michigan, you’re unlikely to swim with dolphins. But you can swim with robotic fish, thanks to a team of scientists who are developing underwater robots that swim in schools to monitor water quality.