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It’s Camping Season, Don’t Forget to Menstruate! Or, Man the Hunter and Woman the Menstruator

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The idea for this post came from a question I received when a guest on Skeptically Speaking: is menstrual blood an attractant to bears? Scicurious has since covered that paper in her usual delightful way, and I’m going to focus more on cultural issues and deer. Yes, deer. * * * That’s right ladies, it’s [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Can You Hear Me Now? Human Noise Disrupts Blue Whale Communication


When you dive into the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, the first thing you notice is the silence. Other than the bitter cold. Your body begins to adapt to the chilly water as blades of slimy kelp brush across your ankles. You spit out the bit of brackish [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Drive-Through or Eat Out? How An Octopus Decides

It’s amazing how much you can learn about an animal’s mind by a simply watching it. Video 1: Gratuitous video of octopuses never hurt anyone. Maybe this will sate the Pharyngulites.

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