Tag: Smithsonian Magazine
Animals Tune Behavior by Lunar Cycle; but How?
Researchers in Austria think they have found a clue: a cryptochrome protein that appears to respond to the lunar cycle.
Synchronized Swimming in Siphonophores: A Design Worth Imitating
It must be good if engineers want to copy it. Siphonophores are colonial animals that have mastered the sport of synchronized swimming.
Study: Dogs Cry for Joy as Well as Pain
That shouldn’t really be too surprising because the fact that humans and dogs can share emotions is part of what forms bonds between us.
The Remarkable Things We’re Learning About Bird Intelligence
These findings are only among birds that have actually been studied; most birds have not been studied for intelligence.
Can Insects Be Conscious? Let’s Look at Bees First
It is important to qualify what “consciousness” means when we are talking about bees.