The inner lives of fish

The inner lives of fish

If fish feel pain and pleasure, what should we do?

By | Posted November 7, 2016

Pecking order for birdbrains

Pecking order for birdbrains

Monk parakeets, like humans, use complex thinking to understand where they stand in their group’s social order

By | Posted October 22, 2015

Is there a reason for grief?

Is there a reason for grief?

Scientists are tackling this all-consuming emotion

By | Posted July 30, 2015

Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

By | Posted January 14, 2015

Amber Alliger’s guide to using a lab rat

Amber Alliger’s guide to using a lab rat

A CUNY researcher studies how a rat’s environment can affect experimental results

By | Posted December 30, 2013

When elephants are aggressive but fish just bite

When elephants are aggressive but fish just bite

Scientists have a hard time agreeing on how to measure an animal’s personality

By | Posted December 5, 2013