communication

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Bird Interactions

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme “Bird Interaction”, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of ...

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Communication

The song of birds can be soothing and inspiring, but birds sing for more than just the beauty of it. Birds use song, call notes and behavior to communicate with each other. Birds use sound and action to scare off ...

Rare Horned Lizards of Sri Lanka Revealed

What does this face say to you? Quite a lot, if you’re a Cerataphora lizard. New research on this little-known and much endangered genus of agamid lizard, which is found only in the tropical lowland and mountain cloud forests ...

Good Vibrations: 7 Animals That Use Vibrations to Communicate

Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species. Scientists think vibrational communication is an ancient sensory mode—one that is still widely used throughout the animal kingdom. Animals from tiny ...

Talkative Marmoset Monkeys Take Turns

Marmosets share a unique characteristic with humans: In conversations, these social monkeys wait their turn to speak. During exchanges, which can last up to 30 minutes, marmosets engage in vocal turn-taking and they don’t interrupt each other, researchers from Princeton ...

Bats Use Rolled-Up Leaves as “Trumpets”

By Ker Than- A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify calls, a new study says. A few years ago, biologists Gloriana Chaverri and Erin Gillam were in Costa Rica studying Spix’s ...

Bats Use Rolled-Up Leaves as “Trumpets”

By Ker Than- A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify calls, a new study says. A few years ago, biologists Gloriana Chaverri and Erin Gillam were in Costa Rica studying Spix’s ...

5 Simple Tips for Communicating Science

Many scientists have a bad tendency: they often speak in a way that is incomprehensible to the general public. I know what I am talking about because I am one of them. In our defense, traditional scientific training doesn’t ...

Monkeys Whisper, Study Says—But Why?

By Jennifer S. Holland Here’s a little secret: Humans aren’t the only animals who know how to speak softly. Gophers sometimes whisper. There are bats that do it to avoid detection by moth prey. A certain fish does ...

Monkeys Whisper, Study Says—But Why?

By Jennifer S. Holland Here’s a little secret: Humans aren’t the only animals who know how to speak softly. Gophers sometimes whisper. There are bats that do it to avoid detection by moth prey. A certain fish does ...