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Animal Biology

What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science

Play and fun, though seemingly purposeless, are fundamental aspects of the human experience. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we're wired for ...

WATCH: Largest Amphibian's Terrifying Talent

| Posted 03.09.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson The giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) isn't just the world's largest amphibian. A new study shows the animal, which can reach 50...

How The Tabby Got Its Stripes

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- How does a tabby cat earn its stripes? With the right DNA. Scientists say they've found the gene that sets the common tabby pattern &ndas...

Bee Study Showing Bugs' 'Personalities' Has Biologists Buzzing

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/08/2012 02:09 PM EST on LiveScience Like humans and other vertebrates, some bees are ...