Topic: Animal Behavior

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.
March 12, 2018 Clean Fish Learn Better - Reef fish make better decisions when smaller fish keep them clean.
March 8, 2018 Decoding Fireflies - A listener asks: What are fireflies saying with their flashes?
February 26, 2018 Sea Urchin Hideaways - Sea urchins carve out their own homes in the rock with their teeth.
February 14, 2018 Shark Skin Inspiration - Structures in shark skin could inspire improved aerodynamics in drones and wind turbines.
February 12, 2018 3D Mantis Vision - Praying mantises have a unique 3D visual system.
February 2, 2018 HUMANS AND ANIMALS – Encore Edition - HUMANS AND ANIMALS - Encore Edition - The origins of ancient house cats in China. Crows that hold grudges. And, how global warming is creating a new breed of Arctic explorers - of the avian variety. Also: the lengths squirrels will go to to hide their nuts.
January 30, 2018 Modifying Mammal Movement - How do humans alter mammal movements across the landscape?
January 26, 2018 Arthropods Among Us - Researchers attempt to inventory all of the insects and other creepy crawlies in people’s homes for the first time.
January 25, 2018 Pachyderms get the Point - Elephants, unlike mammals much more similar to us, seem to instinctively understand pointing gestures.
January 8, 2018 Bonobo Bad Guys - One of our closest relatives, the bonobos, may have very different attitudes toward altruistic behavior in others.
January 2, 2018 Robotic Dancing Birds - Robotic birds help reveal which aspects of a pair’s coordinated song and dance are most important to an avian audience.
December 25, 2017 Hibernation Adaptation - Some rodents have an impaired ability to sense the cold, allowing them to hibernate in winter.
December 22, 2017 Holiday Pet Threats - The holidays may pose a surprising danger for your pet.
December 13, 2017 Dolphin Click Algorithms - Machine learning algorithms like those used by social media companies can classify dolphin echolocation clicks.
December 8, 2017 Narwhal Great Escape - These mysterious single-tusked denizens of the Arctic have a paradoxical response to danger.
November 22, 2017 Orangutan Curiosity - Orangutans living in captivity are much more curious than their wild counterparts.
November 20, 2017 Non-Killer Bees - Africanized “killer” honeybees in Central and South America are known for their bellicose nature. But not in Puerto Rico.
November 15, 2017 Sheep Face Recognition - Sheep can recognize human faces.