Why do cats love catnip? Well, it may be due to its mosquito-repelling properties. Continue reading Crazy for Catnip: the Mosquito-Repelling Story behind a Cat’s Love for Catnip
Large bumblebees remember flowers with high sugar nectar better, while small bumblebees remember the locations of all flowers equally. Continue reading Large Bumblebees Remember the High Sugar Flowers
Zebrafish shed insight into how the brain responds to social isolation: their neuronal gene activity changes depending on how many others are around them. Continue reading The Effect of Social Isolation on the Zebrafish Brain
Sick vampire bats socially distance in the wild, according to a new study. Continue reading Vampire Bats Socially Distance When They’re Sick
Early-life hunger makes animals more likely to take risks in the future. Continue reading Hunger Increases Risk-Taking
Ravens can pick up on negative emotions from another raven they know well, causing them to be more pessimistic themselves. Continue reading Ravens’ Emotions May Be Contagious
A new study comparing Velociraptors and their modern counterparts, Komodo dragons and crocodiles, concludes that raptors were unlikely to be social, pack-hunters, in contradiction to their popularized portrayal in the ‘Jurassic Park’ movies. Continue reading ‘Jurassic Park’ was wrong: Study suggests raptors didn’t hunt in packs
Researchers from the University of Sussex recently found that wood ants seem to store long-term and short-term memories in different brain hemispheres. They found this by studying ants as they were conditioned to associate a visual input with food.