Fruit Fly Flight

Fruit Fly Flight
Fruit flies beat their wings 250 times a second. How fast do they sense attitude and adjust their wings to avoid crashing? Ultra fast! More »

How baboons decide

How baboons decide
Baboons with GPS collars allow scientists to unravel their group decisions -- which starts to look like a democracy! More »

The cockroach

The cockroach

An extermination trick that married insecticide with sugar worked for a while — but then suddenly lost its power against roaches. Now More »

Monkey: When in Rome…

Monkey: When in Rome…

If you teach a group of monkeys that blue corn tastes yucky, they switch to pink corn. What happens when a monkey raised to detest pink More »

To play, and therefore to mate

To play, and therefore to mate

Are we affecting the character of future generations by the way we choose mates? If choosing attractive mates tends to make the More »

Dr. Darwin teaches robot!

Dr. Darwin teaches robot!

A crash course in “sink or swim” teaches computerized robots to adapt to changing circumstances. When taught by “directed evolution,” More »

New math mavens = pigeons?

New math mavens = pigeons?

Can pigeons learn an abstract mathematical rule? Apparently, according to a new study, which asked pigeons to place, five blue dots and More »

Brain under threat

black and white graphic of frightened eyes

In just a moment, our brains can go from calm, deliberate and focused, to alert, agitated and aroused. New neural networks get More »

Genetics of the body snatchers!

Genetics of the body snatchers!

athogens can change the behavior of their hosts — and now we see that a single viral gene forces a caterpillar to climb a tree before More »