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Singing Mice Protect Their Turf with High-Pitched Tunes

Singing Mice Protect Their Turf with High-Pitched Tunes

Two species of tawny brown singing mice that live deep in the mountain cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama set their boundaries by emitting high-pitched trills, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.

Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female túngara frogs.

Neuroscientist Takes the Quantified Self, and Own Brain, to the Next Level

Neuroscientist Takes the Quantified Self, and Own Brain, to the Next Level

Russell Poldrack is scanning his brain activity, charting his gene expression, and tracking his mood to an extent never before done.
Novel Method Reveals Diet of Endangered Barton Springs Salamander

Novel Method Reveals Diet of Endangered Barton Springs Salamander

The Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum) in Eliza Spring. Image courtesy of Hayley Gillespie. AUSTIN, Texas — Using a novel technique that is less invasive, less lethal, and more informative than traditional methods, an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin has identified what prey the endangered Barton Springs Salamander chooses to ea...

New AIDS Research Suggests that More People Are Cheating than the Surveys Show

Transmission rates through extra-couple relationships are much higher than previous estimates indicate.

Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers

Social isolation during a key period of adolescence increases vulnerability to addiction as well as the difficulty of extinguishing it.

Foraging Bees and the Perils of Pavement

Paved areas inhibit bee movement and impact pollination.
Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need Fix for Learning

Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need Fix for Learning

Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning.

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?

New studies shed light on the effectiveness of spanking.

A New Computer Game 'Bot' Acts Just Like a Real Person

Our bot is better than your bot — as well as your brain.