Tag: animal behaviour

Can fear control ecosystems?

        By Camilla Bertolini @CamiBe90 “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality” – Seneca Now, imagine you are in the middle of a forest and you hear wolves howling in the distance, the noise getting closer and closer – your heart is probably […]

Too noisy to eat?

By Kirsty McLaughlin @BlackNarcissus1 You are just about to tuck into a delicious meal, when all of a sudden, road works begin outside the restaurant. Initially you may stop eating as you are distracted or perhaps stressed out by the annoying din. However, what if the racket continues? Would you continue to be distracted, letting […]

Cheaters never win?

By Gareth Arnott As a child when tempted to take a less than honest approach my parents often warned me “cheaters never win”. I suspect I was not alone in hearing such pearls of wisdom. However, recently the media has been full of apparent cases of cheating. Currently, we have the athletics doping scandal, with […]

Primal Communication Skills 101

By Gala Podgornik  @Galapod I grew up with a dog. A female Dalmatian, that was not very keen on being trained to listen. She preferred the bed (my bed) to the floor, steaks to dog food and barking to a relaxing form of ‘dog purring’. However obnoxious, she made my day, every day. For the last […]