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Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip alternatives? We investigate.

Are some parrots selfless?

Recent experiments involving African gray parrots and blue-headed macaws suggest that some parrot species may be naturally kind and altruistic.

Could probiotics benefit cats?

With the growing popularity of probiotics, some researchers are asking whether they might benefit felines. A recent, small-scale study investigates.

Why are scientists painting stripes on cows?

A group of scientists recently concluded that painting black and white stripes on cows might help protect them from biting insects.

Why are baby pandas so small? Study explores

Researchers have examined and compared panda skeletons with the skeletons of bears and other animals in an effort to answer an intriguing question.

For rats, empathy may be a survival strategy

Research in rats suggests that empathy may be an important element in the rodents’ remarkable ability to survive in difficult environments.

Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: Do we have it all wrong?

For many years, researchers have made certain assumptions about same-sex sexual behaviors in animals — but what if their assumptions have been wrong?

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming.

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming.

Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake

Researchers have found dozens of new fish species in just one African lake — a feat of diversity. The find also proves a key point in evolutionary biology.

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