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Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social

New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles.

Gut bacteria: How bats ‘shift the paradigm’

A recent study investigates the microbiomes of bats. The authors conclude that, in some ways, bats’ gut bacteria don’t follow the rules.

Punishment could make your dog more pessimistic

How does punishing your dog affect its psychological welfare? New research compares various training methods in search of an answer.

Vulturine guineafowl’s complex societies overturn scientific assumptions

For the first time, researchers have found that some birds form multilevel societies, which zoologists had thought was something that only mammals did.

What are the real zombies?

Are there any zombies in nature? And what about humans, are we ever at risk of zombification? Read our special feature to find out what science has to say.

Pigs have the intelligence to use tools

Researchers have observed that female Visayan warty pigs are capable of using twigs and bark as tools to help them construct their nests.

Why do dogs develop infections after surgery?

A recent study investigates the factors that increase the risk of a dog developing an infection following surgery. They also look at the financial effects.

Having a dog may boost survival after a heart attack or stroke

Two new studies show that owning a dog significantly reduces people’s risk of death following a heart attack or stroke, as well as death from any cause.

How whales and dolphins evolved for life at sea

New research identifies 85 genes, the loss of which may have allowed whales, dolphins, and other cetaceans to adapt to life in an aquatic environment.

New three-sexed roundworm species has ‘extreme arsenic resistance’

Scientists have found a new ringworm species that has three sexes and is resistant to 500 times the arsenic concentration that would kill a human.

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