Dave Ebert

Every Week Is Shark Week for Shark Biologist Dave Ebert

An interview with shark biologist Dr. David Ebert, discoverer of the ninja lanternshark.
Puffins

Lessons in Senescence: Not All Animals Age the Same

Senescence--age-related decline in health and reproduction–is something we take for granted in humans, but among animals it’s not necessarily the norm.
Moral Outrage

The Importance of Being Outraged

Studies by psychologists, behavioral scientists, political theorists, and economists suggest that moral outrage has social benefits.

To Find Forgotten Land Mines, Researchers Look To Elephants

Elephants might be the key to disabling forgotten land mines.

That Kangaroo? It’s Left-Handed

According to a recent study, a majority of kangaroos are left-handed.

A Democratic Experiment Among Baboons

New research on baboon troops suggests that they employ democratic decision-making.

Animal Penises Can Tell Us a Lot About Evolution

There is a surprisingly large body of work regarding animal penis evolution.

Into the Challenger Deep!

Researchers surveying the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench, also known as the Challenger Deep, made a number of remarkable discoveries.

The Mystery of Super-Spreaders

It’s estimated that roughly 20% of the population are so-called "super-spreaders" who cause 80% of infectious disease cases.

Mimics of the Animal Kingdom

Art Imitates Life? Try Bird Imitates Caterpillar. Animals that mimic to survive