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In the winter of 2006, Pierre Legagneux started measuring when birds would fly away from him, as he sped towards them in his white Peugeot. Speeding Towards Birds In A Car… For Science!
Cunnilingus increases duration of sex in megabat species The males of a species of megabat have been observed giving oral sex to females in a move that appears to prolong the duration of copulation, a study has shown.
Chimps' Answer to Einstein How smart?
How do elephants trumpet? At last, scientists figure it out. Elephants' deepest calls can thunder up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) away.
Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First "This is absolutely the first time that we've seen juveniles doing that ...
BBC Nature - Crows know familiar human voices 11 May 2012 Last updated at 12:16 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature
“They are using information about letters and the relation between letters to perform the task without any kind of linguistic training,” said Jonathan Grainger , a psychologist at the French Center for National Research and at Aix-Marseille University in France who was the study’s first author. Baboons Appear to Recognize Words From Gibberish
6 March 2012 Last updated at 12:04 The brown bear scrubbed its face using a barnacle-covered rock BBC Nature - Brown bear exfoliates using rock as a tool
Fish mimics octopus that mimics fish | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Before we talk, you need to watch the video above. Science Can Neither Explain Nor Deny the Awesomeness of This Sledding Crow - Alexis Madrigal - Technology
Guest Post! It’s About Time: Delving Into Animals’ Memories | The Thoughtful Animal Editor’s Note: Today’s post, coming appropriately after yesterday’s post on human intuitions about memory , comes from Felicity Muth who blogs at Not Bad Science , and tweets as @FelicityMuth . This post, while it can certainly stand alone, is meant to be read after reading Felicity’s contribution to The Guest Blog .
Can dogs pretend? This is the question I asked yesterday, prompted by Sheril’s story : Animal Imagination: The Dog That Pretended to Feed a Frog (and Other Tales) | The Thoughtful Animal
You enter a room with two cages. One contains a friend, who is clearly distressed. The other contains a bar of chocolate, which clearly isn’t. Empathic rats spring each other from jail | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Guest Post: the Nature of Octopuses By Ed Yong | December 14, 2011 | 13 Comments There is an old story about a scorpion and a turtle.
Dingo rearranges furniture for better dining - life - 22 December 2011 Video: Dingo moves table to snag treat A captive dingo has been caught on camera moving a table to use it as a step stool to reach a tasty morsel. It is a rare example of an animal solving a complex problem, though strictly speaking it is not true tool use.
Zoologger: Cannibal shrimp shows its romantic side - life - 17 November 2011 Zoologger is our weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms – from around the world
Octopus Walks on Land | Video of the Week
Turtle embryos can speed up their development to hatch together with their siblings | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Cold-Blooded Cognition: Social Cognition in a Non-Social Reptile? | The Thoughtful Animal
Real Life Werewolves? Dog Bites and Full Moons | The Thoughtful Animal
Muriqui monkey mothers are key to sons' sexual success
Small, Sneaky Squid Produce Big Sperm | 80beats
Bonobo beats chimpanzee in intelligence test - video | World news
The Science of Sexism: Primate Behavior and the Culture of Sexual Coercion | The Primate Diaries
How to Have Fun Like Monkeys, Whales and Foxes | Wired Science
Zoologger: Patriarchal fish punish powerful females - life - 15 June 2011
Angelfish can estimate quantity
Don't have sex with a time-travelling sea monkey
Weird Mating Calls of the Leopard Slug (Life in the Underground)
Crows and parrots – brainy birds, but in different ways | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Why female zebra finches cheat on their partners - life - 13 June 2011
BBC Nature - In Pictures: Spotting weedy seadragons of Australia
Californian dolphin gang caught killing porpoises - environment - 02 June 2011
All-male clams escape from genetic canyons by stealing eggs | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Why have sex? To fight parasites, of course! | Empirical Zeal
this is basically how i met my girlfriend
BBC - Earth News - Males make pregnant horses abort
Scientists create chill-out music for monkeys | Science
Need A Date? Take A Cue From The Birds : The Thoughtful Animal
Gallery - At it like rabbits: Bizarre animal sex in pictures - Image 4
Monkey see, monkey facepalm | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Rage-inducing chemical on squid eggs turns males into violent thugs | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Vultures use tools. Ravens use vultures. Ravens are tools | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Chicken research advances understanding of animal emotion
Zoologger: The only fish that cries like a baby - life - 11 May 2011
Eight-year-old children publish bee study in Royal Society journal | Not Exactly Rocket Science
Elephants give each other a helping trunk | Not Exactly Rocket Science
One fish, two fish... Can fish count?
Sharks visit personal hygienists
Father-Child Bonds in the Animal World, Special and Strange
Ant dropping behaviour by wasps
BBC - Earth News - Males make pregnant horses abort
Octopus tool use | Science
First evidence that gorillas pass on traditions - life - 10 May 2011
Do animals masturbate? - By Daniel Engber
The Adaptive Function of Masturbation in a Promiscuous African Ground Squirrel