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Posts tagged animal biology

August 28, 2010

 

stickleback

Undercover Robofish Studies Fish Behavior

This underwater, undercover operation can only be done by one special fish.

January 29, 2008

 

Meerkat Mob on the Move

Meerkat Mobbing

If you have ever witnessed a group of smaller animals ward off a larger prey animal, you've seen an interesting animal behavior called "mobbing."

December 26, 2007

 

Female hyena with cub

Females Prefer More Exotic Males?

A study on spotted hyenas found that at least in some species, females really do prefer foreign males. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 12, 2007

 

Nest of baby star-nosed moles

Underwater Sniffs

Have you ever tried smelling underwater? Probably not the best idea, since as humans we would drown, but that's not the case for the star-nosed mole.

September 17, 2007

 

Vampire bat with blood

Vampire Bat

Vampire bats, native to Central and South America, are one of the most well known examples of sharing and kindness in the animal kingdom.

September 6, 2007

 

Soldier showing prosthetic arm

Lose an Arm? Grow a New One!

Yes, kids under eleven have been known to regenerate fingertips. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 4, 2007

 

Northern Cardinal in tree

Sleeping Birds Sing

Scientists have reason to believe birds have music on the brain when they're sleeping. Researchers think that birds dream about their songs.

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