Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.
If a minnow's skin is damaged by an attacking pike, it releases a chemical that attracts more pike. Why would a minnow want to attract more trouble?
It's strange, but true: lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine at each other. It sounds bad, but many animals produce this as language.
They help us to communicate information more clearly, and they can make that information more memorable to our listeners.
Many studies are done on ant behavior, but these amazing Amazonian ants are especially tricky.
Cats send all sorts of nonverbal signals, both to each other and to us humans. One of those signals is a blink. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Scratch a friendly cat behind the ears and she’s likely to reward you with a deep purring. Have you ever wondered exactly how a cat makes this noise, and why a cat would want to do so in the first place? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Studying the way parrots vocalize can help scientists better understand the way humans vocalize. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Today on A Moment of Science, we discuss what babies learning to talk and birds have in common.
Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably [...]