Animal Health

Self-Anointing For Medical Care

August 4, 2021 0

A dab of this, a drop of that – we humans are consistently covering our bodies with creams, oils, and ointments of all kinds. From moisturizer to perfume, from antibiotic ointment to soothing muscle rubs, […]

Animal Nutrition

Optimal Foraging Theory

July 7, 2021 0

Optimal foraging theory predicts that when there is intense competition for preferred resources, organisms should increase their diet breadth to include other less optimal items. In this way, biological fitness is maximized by striking a […]

Animal Nutrition

Food Preparation Among Animals

June 30, 2021 0

Most foods that humans eat are altered in some way before we consume them. Our species has developed elaborate ways in which to change the properties of our foodstuffs. Why don’t we just forage around […]

Book Excerpts

Are Humans A Part of Nature?

June 23, 2021 0

It can be argued that our species evolved just like any other and that all our actions are justified under the umbrella of what is considered to be natural. However, one could also argue that […]

Animal Reproduction

Female Tree Crickets Prefer The Bad Boys

June 16, 2021 0

The human female is a complicated creature. The selection of an appropriate mate is often an extremely difficult process that can lead to sadness and heartache when we get it wrong. It seems so simple […]

Animal Nutrition

Maintaining A Balanced Diet As An Obligate Predator

September 30, 2020 0

As obligate predators, carnivores are faced with a tough task when it comes to maintaining a balanced diet. Although omnivorous animals such as cockroaches and humans can adjust the relative amounts of nutrition in their […]

Animal Health

Salmon Treat Sea Lice Infection With Fresh Water

April 1, 2020 0

The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) is a common parasite of many salmonid fishes. A heavy load of lice, commonly called sea lice, can have dramatic negative effects on the ability of the fish to survive […]