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Chimpanzees React To A Robo-Doll

Chimpanzees React To A Robo-Doll

A large portion of what animals do is interact with each other. As a social species, we can hardly go an hour without some kind of interaction with another human, be it face-to-face or via text or email...

May 17, 2014 — Felicity Muth
Bumblebees Are More Flexible Than We Knew

Bumblebees Are More Flexible Than We Knew

I recently wrote about how bumblebees were able to perform some seemingly impressive feats, although the underlying reason they could do so was relatively simple.

May 16, 2014 — Felicity Muth
Left-Eyed Fish Are Faster Learners

Left-Eyed Fish Are Faster Learners

You may have heard the claim that left-handed people are smarter than right handed people. Specifically, it seems that left-handed people are over represented in musicians, architects and art and music students...

May 16, 2014 — Felicity Muth
Giant Octopus Checks Out Camera and Diver [Video]

Giant Octopus Checks Out Camera and Diver [Video]

Theoctopus making headlines this week was probably notcontrary to other claimsattempting to wrestle a diver or take a selfie. But then again, nice, curious invertebrates rarely make headlines...

February 21, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Chimps Will Share Their Lunchbut Only If They Like You

Chimps Will Share Their LunchBut Only If They Like You

Chimpanzees have a lot to gain from climbing the social ladder. It now appears that lower-ranking male chimps strengthen bonds with their friends in high places by alerting them to some good eats...

December 20, 2013 — Cynthia McKelvey

Plenty of Pheromones in the Sea

As we sat in my car outside a silent movie theater in Los Angeles, my friend anxiously opened a plastic bag containing a white T-shirt she’d slept in for the past three nights.

December 6, 2013 — Julia Calderone
The Dark Side of Power Posing: Cape or Kryptonite?

The Dark Side of Power Posing: Cape or Kryptonite?

In 1942, the mild mannered Clark Kent excused himself from his friend Lois Lane to take an important call. Clark slipped into a phone booth (remember those?), and moments later Superman emerged...

November 21, 2013 — Jay Van Bavel
Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

When most of us hear birds twittering away in the trees, we hear it as background noise. It’s often hard to separate out one bird from another.

October 7, 2013 — Scicurious
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