Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.
In the natural world, biological codes play an important evolutionary role in ensuring that animals communicate honestly – and continue to survive.
The natural world is full of examples of mimicry, whereby animals adapt or change their appearance in order to deceive nearby threats.
In May and June, honeybees migrate to a new nesting site. How do scout bees communicate potential sites in order for the colony to make a collective decision?
The biology of other species—their elaborate ornamentation, coloration, range of vision—suggests that it is not only humans who are capable of delighting in nature’s aesthetic pleasures.
Zoopharmacognosy—the self-medicating behavior of birds and other animals—can teach us humans a lot about how to live in tandem with the natural world.
Rather than shrinking in the cold, the animal inhabitants of polar seas tend to be much larger than their temperate relations. Why might this be?
Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.
If only we humans would stop for a moment and observe the world around us, we might discover that there are other modes of cognition, just as fascinating as ours.
Just like among humans, parenting exists in the animal kingdom, too. Whether it constitutes purposeful teaching is still under debate.