Scared? Here’s how your brain decides whether you freeze, flee, or fight

The infamous three F’s.

Unlike humans, bonobos prefer jerks

Bonobos are surprisingly human-like, but this is where things start to diverge.

Bacterial communities take turns to eat when food becomes scarce

Aww, they have tiny economic agreements, ain’t that cute?

Memories for opposing behaviors are stored in the same parts of the brain, study finds

One step closer to understanding memory.

Voles show care for and comfort distressed mates

A study from Emory University looking into prairie voles’ consoling behaviors provides new evidence in support of animal empathy. The tests had pairs of voles isolated from each other, one being exposed to mild electric shocks, to study how the rodents react to a distressed mate.