Topic: Animal Behavior

September 11, 2017 Bats vs. Buildings - Scientists discover why bats fly into tall buildings.
September 5, 2017 Mosquito Sweet Tooth - A sweet tooth may be mosquitoes’ Achilles’ heel.
August 31, 2017 Ant Jaws - To catch fast prey, a type of ant has high-speed, spring-loaded jaws.
August 28, 2017 Humans & Honeyguides - African honeyhunters use a special call to get birds to lead them to the location of hives full of nutritious honey.
August 25, 2017 Bleating Animals - Animals use bleats to communicate more effectively.
August 24, 2017 Trojan Cow - An unlikely host delivers a lethal punch to malarial mosquitoes.
August 14, 2017 Lizard Blue - What you wear could affect the behavior of wild animals.
August 8, 2017 Guide Dog Success - Does over-parenting short-circuit the careers of potential guide dogs?
August 4, 2017 Social Mouse Aggression - A social upbringing can offset the activity of a mouse’s attack circuit.
August 3, 2017 Water Bear DNA - Studying tardigrades’ DNA to learn what makes them so tough.
August 2, 2017 Bored Animals - An animal welfare researcher calls the study of the biological basis of boredom in animals.
August 1, 2017 Elephant Seal Calls - Elephant seals recognize each other by rhythm and pitch of their calls.
July 31, 2017 Wet Adhesives - Scientists design an adhesive that works in wet conditions based on slug slime.
July 27, 2017 Dams & Fish - Documenting the decline and return of Northeastern US fish migrations.
July 24, 2017 Whale Diet & Genetics - A genetic difference between the two types of whales that could partially explain why some became so gigantic.
July 17, 2017 Raven Planning - Ravens, like some great apes, plan ahead.
July 14, 2017 Fanged Furball - Paleontologists have discovered a tiny mammal from the age of the dinosaurs that sported tusks.
July 7, 2017 Neonics and Bees - New evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are hurting bees.
July 5, 2017 Chimpanzee Strength - Human muscle is adapted for endurance, rather than ape-like strength.
July 3, 2017 Drumming Cockatoos - Researchers discover that cockatoos use sticks and seed pods to drum out rhythms on tree limbs.
June 26, 2017 Egg Shape - An exhaustive analysis of birds and their eggs may explain why eggs vary in shape.
June 21, 2017 Harlequin Frog Release - Researchers release endangered Harlequin frogs back into the Panamanian rainforest.
June 20, 2017 Wildebeest Windfall - Unlucky wildebeests play a big role in African river ecology.
June 19, 2017 Noisy Fish - The loud noises made by spawning croakers could help fisheries manage their sensitive populations in Mexican waters.
June 5, 2017 Fair-Minded Ravens - Ravens, like humans, remember who has treated them fairly.
June 2, 2017 Flightless Genes - Researchers identify genetic factors that grounded a species of birds whose relatives all can fly.
May 31, 2017 Snakes In A Cave - Snakes cooperate to snag bats on the wing.
May 29, 2017 Giant Whale Evolution - A changing climate three million years ago drove whales to evolve to the giant size they are today.
May 23, 2017 Choosy Bees - Rather than gather any pollen in the vicinity, bumblebees carefully select it based on their nutritional requirements.
May 18, 2017 Cooling Beaver Dams - Beaver dams could protect trout populations from the effects of climate change.
May 8, 2017 Albatross Satellites - High-resolution space satellites monitor threatened albatross populations in remote areas of the world.
April 29, 2017 Ocean Science in the 21st Century - ENCORE PRESENTATION: OCEAN SCIENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY - Old warships become new habitats. An ocean quadcopter gives researchers a sky-high view of the stormy North Atlantic. And, autonomous underwater vehicles that search for sunken treasure. Also, behind the untimely death of the octopus.
April 24, 2017 Star-Nosed Moles - What star-nosed moles reveal about the specialized mammalian brain.
April 21, 2017 Oxygen-Deprived Mole-rats - An odd-looking little mammal uses a trick from the plant kingdom to survive without oxygen.
April 7, 2017 Shocking Eel Strategies - Electric eels use a series of elaborate electrical discharges to get their prey to come out of hiding.
March 31, 2017 Venomous Guppies - A little fish fends off attack with a heroin-like toxin.
March 21, 2017 Contagious Parrot Laughter - Rare New Zealand parrots start playing spontaneously when they hear certain calls.
March 16, 2017 Eradicating Rabies - Vaccinating dogs against rabies protects humans and wildlife, too.
March 10, 2017 Avian Athletes - Scientists are learning from birds’ amazing metabolisms to help human athletes perform better on the ground.
February 27, 2017 Bee Ball - Scientists teach bees how to move a tiny ball to test their cognitive abilities.
February 15, 2017 Endangered Crow Calls - What happens to the calls of an endangered bird species when its only remaining members live in captivity?
February 13, 2017 Road Birds - Playing birdsongs near roads can entice birds to repopulate abandoned habitat.
February 8, 2017 Birdsong Warm-Ups - Songbirds, like people, may need to warm up their voices before they sing.
February 2, 2017 Bat Bots - Flying robots simulate the flight of bats.
January 23, 2017 Mapping Extinct Brains - Scientists scanned preserved brains of extinct Tasmanian tigers in an attempt to better understand their behavior and life history.
January 18, 2017 Goal-directed Brain Cells - Bats have specialized neurons that help them navigate towards a target.
January 17, 2017 Monkey Metamemory - Neuroscientists investigate how humans ponder what we’ve learned by studying the brains of monkeys.
January 16, 2017 Killer Mice - Scientists discover a vertebrate brain circuit that triggers hunting, pouncing and biting.
January 10, 2017 Hummingbird Vision - Hummingbirds have vision that’s specially tuned to fast movement in every direction.
January 4, 2017 Bee Stings - A listener asks: Do honeybees really die after they sting you?