Tag: The Scientist
Did Researchers Teach Fish to “Do Math”?
Some test fish learned how to how to get food pellets but the difficulty, as so often, lies with interpretation.
Are Birds Really Smarter than Reptiles?
Scientists clash over how to measure animal intelligence: brain volume, brain organization, numbers of neurons…?
Spiders Are Smart; Be Glad They Are Small
Recent research has shed light on the intriguing strategies that spiders use to deceive other spiders — and prey in general.
Cinderella Story? Transposons Gain New Respect
Junk DNA has been getting redress for decades of ignominy. Now, retrotransposons and transposable elements may be next in line for a better reputation.
New Mode of Flight Found in Tiny Beetle
A millimeter-sized beetle flies efficiently with feathery wings and a beat mode not seen before. Did it evolve by natural selection?