Topic: Animal Behavior

November 1, 2018 Bombardier Beetle Buddies - Do bombardier beetles that stay together, spray together?
October 30, 2018 The Lyrebird’s Dance - The superb lyrebird of Australia combines its songs with specific dance moves to create an elaborate courtship ritual.
October 26, 2018 Sea Hare Ink - Sea hares defend themselves from predators with colorful ink.
October 23, 2018 Dog Vocabulary - How much human language does your dog really understand?
October 18, 2018 Kangaroos in Trees - Tree kangaroos hop up trees instead of swinging through them like monkeys.
October 16, 2018 The 2017 Bee-Clipse - The 2017 total solar eclipse captured the public imagination and taught kids about bees.
October 15, 2018 Wild Bird Song Learning - A new study shows that birds can learn from recordings in the wild.
October 8, 2018 Giraffe Spot Inheritance - Scientists discover that giraffes inherit their spots.
October 4, 2018 Skunk Smell - A listener wants to know if skunks are repelled by their own smell.
September 27, 2018 Octopuses on Ecstasy - An antisocial octopus loosens up under the influence of ecstasy.
September 25, 2018 Fish-Eating Praying Mantis - A giant insect gobbles up guppies - and other small animals.
September 18, 2018 Early Spring - Spring is arriving early to North American wildlife refuges because of climate change.
September 12, 2018 Flightless Genes - Researchers identify genetic factors that grounded a species of birds whose relatives all can fly.
September 11, 2018 Green Roof Birds - Green roofs in New York City attract birds.
September 7, 2018 INSECTS & SPIDERS - INSECTS & SPIDERS (Encore Edition) - Could spider venom be the next insecticide? Why mosquitoes smell you better at night. And debunking the myth of extracting dinosaur DNA from insects preserved in amber. Also, insect legs that bear an uncanny resemblance to modern machinery.
September 4, 2018 Science Explains Tortoise vs. Hare - The metaphor of the Tortoise and the Hare can be applied to the speed of life of animals of all sizes, according to new research.
August 31, 2018 Marmoset Baby Talk - A study suggests baby marmosets’ calls change as they grow up - questioning more than 50 years of conventional wisdom about primate vocalizations.
August 28, 2018 Queen Bees - The diet of baby bee larvae activates genes that turn some into workers and others into queens.
August 6, 2018 Birdsong Dreams - Researchers have discovered that when songbirds dream, the vocal muscles they use for singing become active.
August 3, 2018 Birds & Alligators - Though mortal enemies, alligators and water birds team up against raccoons in the Florida Everglades.
July 30, 2018 Bees & Elephants - Bee alarm pheromones act as an effective elephant repellent.
July 25, 2018 Dogs & Human Emotions - Our shared history has shaped how dogs respond to our emotions
July 23, 2018 Horse Snorts - Horses snort when they’re content.
July 19, 2018 Resilient Salamanders - New research shows that salamanders are more adaptable to warming temperatures than was thought.
July 18, 2018 Ticks By Mail - Scientists ask volunteers to share their ticks.
July 16, 2018 Lost Whales - Whales used the Mediterranean as breeding grounds during ancient Roman times.
July 13, 2018 Drumming Cockatoos - Researchers discover that cockatoos use sticks and seed pods to drum out rhythms on tree limbs.
July 12, 2018 Tracking Kissing Bugs - Miniature transmitters help scientists track a blood-sucking pest.
July 11, 2018 Spider Ballooning - Spiders sail through the air on electrical currents.
July 9, 2018 Orangutan Resilience - Orangutans may be more resilient to human disturbance than once thought.
July 6, 2018 North American Dogs - What happened to ancient American dogs, and where did they come from in the first place?
June 27, 2018 Anteater Diet - How giant anteaters get enough food into their tiny mouths to survive.
June 26, 2018 Songbird Culture - How a small songbird’s cultural traditions persist for more than a thousand years.
June 21, 2018 Not-So-Busy Bees - Bees take a break from work every night, even when the sun never sets.
June 18, 2018 Bees Smell Flowers - Flowers produce invisible smell patterns on their surfaces to lure bees in.
June 15, 2018 Night Shift Animals - Many mammals avoid humans by seeking the cover of night.
June 13, 2018 Sleeping Fur Seals - How fur seals' unusual pattern of REM sleep helps sleep researchers.
June 8, 2018 Bats & Pitcher Plants - The echo of a pitcher plant helps bats find safety and helps the plant get food.
June 7, 2018 Bombardier Beetle Engineering - The secret behind a beetle’s ability to shoot rapid pulses of high temperature toxins.
May 29, 2018 Green-Blooded Lizards - Some lizards thrive despite a toxic pigment that turns their blood green.
May 28, 2018 Chimpanzee Nest Microbes - Are ape beds cleaner than ours?
May 22, 2018 Our Insect-Eating Ancestors - What did our mammalian ancestors eat during the age of the dinosaurs? The answer might bug you.
May 17, 2018 Cuckoo Bees - The surprising behavior and diversity of bees.
May 15, 2018 Shrimp-Inspired Navigation - The mantis shrimp’s ability to see circular polarized light inspires an underwater GPS system.
May 11, 2018 Dolphins at Play - Dolphins’ seemingly adorable antics may not actually be all fun and games to them.
April 24, 2018 Hummingbird Tail Feathers - A male hummingbird makes sounds with his tail feathers to attract females.
April 9, 2018 Bowhead Whale Songs - The songs of Arctic bowhead whales are constantly changing.
March 28, 2018 Earwig Origami - Engineers are learning new folding tricks by studying earwig wings.
March 27, 2018 Cavefish Blood Sugar - Blind cavefish have a genetic mutation that gives them high blood sugar, yet they suffer no ill effects.
March 23, 2018 Ghost Fishing - Researchers use sonar to locate lost fishing gear that harms sealife.