Animal behavior
Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions. Behaviourism is a term that also describes the scientific and objective...
Animal behavior - Wikipedia
A One-Day Starvation Secret Got the Nobel Prize
You probably know that most tissues in your body regularly replace their cells with new ones. Different organs need their own time to renew completely. And some tissues don't replace their cells at al...
Fasting Boosts Stem Cells’ Regenerative Capacity | Technology Networks
Age-related loss of intestinal stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast.
Cutting down on calories could slow down the aging process
Cutting down on calories could slow down the aging process.
A Poisonous Frog Hiding In Plain Sight
The poison dart frog may be the world’s most poisonous animal on earth, but the bold warning of its skin also doubles as camouflage.
A crow sharing its bread with a little mouse
A crow sharing its bread with a little mouse
Wait until you see what happens when the...
Wait until you see what happens when the last dog's name is called!
This cockatoo might be smarter than a 6-year-old
This cockatoo might be smarter than a 6-year-old.
Octopuses are incredibly smart!
Octopuses are incredibly smart!
Animal fury: elephants attack tourists ...
Animal fury: the elephants attack the tourists after the construction of routes in their territories.
Try this with your cat and show us the results!
Try this with your cat and show us the results!
Lovely Nature - They built a mirror in the jungle to see...
They built a mirror in the jungle to see how animals would react 🐆🐒
The Silicon Valley execs who don't eat for days: 'It's not dieting, it's biohacking'
Techies are pushing the trend of intermittent fasting for weight loss – made popular by diets like the 5:2 plan – to the extreme. Are they crazy?
Sometimes the help comes from those, whom you least expect it.
Hippos save wildebeest from being eaten by hungry crocodile
Animal echolocation
Echolocation, also called bio sonar, is the biological sonar used by several kinds of animals. Echolocating animals emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes of those calls that retur...
Waggle dance
Waggle dance is a term used in beekeeping and ethology for a particular figure-eight dance of the honey bee. By performing this dance, successful foragers can share, with other members of the colony,...
Jamming avoidance response
The jamming avoidance response or JAR is a behavior performed by some species of weakly electric fish. The JAR occurs when two electric fish with wave discharges meet – if their discharge frequencie...
Jamming avoidance response - Wikipedia
Vision in toads
The neural basis of prey detection, recognition, and orientation was studied in depth by Jörg-Peter Ewert in a series of experiments that made the toad visual system a model system in neuroethology (n...
Vision in toads - Wikipedia
Frog hearing and communication
Frogs and toads produce a rich variety of sounds, calls, and songs during their courtship and mating rituals. The callers, usually males, make stereotyped sounds in order to advertise their location, ...
Infrared sensing in snakes
The ability to sense infrared thermal radiation evolved independently in several different families of snakes. Essentially, it allows these animals to "see" radiant heat at wavelengths between 5 and 3...
Infrared sensing in snakes - Wikipedia
Caridoid escape reaction
The caridoid escape reaction, also known as lobstering or tail-flipping, refers to an innate escape mechanism in marine and freshwater crustaceans such as lobsters, krill, shrimp and crayfish.The reac...
Caridoid escape reaction - Wikipedia
Animal intelligence
Animal cognition is the study of the mental capacities of animals. It has developed out of comparative psychology, including the study of animal conditioning and learning, but has also been strongly i...
Animal communication
Animal communication is the transfer of information from one or a group of animals (sender or senders) to one or more other animals (receiver or receivers) which affects either the current or future b...
Emotion in animals
Emotions in animals are the subjective feelings and emotions experienced by nonhuman vertebrates and, more controversially, other members of the animal kingdom. Emotions may be described as subjectiv...
Emotion in animals - Wikipedia
Pain in animals
Pain in animals is a contentious issue. The standard measure of pain in humans is how a person reports that pain, (for example, on a pain scale). "Pain" is defined by the International Association for...
Pain in animals - Wikipedia
Tool use by animals
Tools are used by some animals to perform behaviours including the acquisition of food and water, grooming, defence, recreation or construction. Originally thought to be a skill only possessed by huma...
Tool use by animals - Wikipedia
Observational learning
Observational learning is learning that occurs through observing the behavior of others. Albert Bandura, who is known for the classic Bobo doll experiment, identified this basic form of learning in 1...
Vocal learning
Vocal learning is the ability to modify acoustic and syntactic sounds, acquire new sounds via imitation, and produce vocalizations. “Vocalizations” in this case refers only to sounds generated by the ...