Archive for the 'poop' tag

How to Find Out What Dolphins Eat

How do you find out what animals eat? Well, one way is to collect their poop. What goes in must come out, in one form or another. Before the rise of...
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chimney swift excrement

Earlier this week I wrote about yet another way that scientists can use poop: as an archive. On the campus of a university in Ontario, a chimney...
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snow leopard scat

Proving yet again that I am the go-to writer for all your poop news needs, I wrote a brief item that appeared on ScienceNOW yesterday about studying...
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poop strong

Bringing together two of my great loves, poop and Carleton College, Carleton grad Arijit Guha is looking for help paying his medical expenses for...
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whales get stressed

Feces are a surprisingly useful subject for research. Scientists can use them to get a window into an animal’s inner life. You might think poop...
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museum tourist: california academy of sciences

I’d been to the Cal Academy in San Francisco once or twice before, but it was about a decade ago, and I didn’t remember much other than a...
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chimp poop

Male chimps compete to set up dominance hierarchies. The males on top – the alphas and other high-ranking males – get the most access to...
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the ecosystems in our guts

Yesterday for ScienceNOW I wrote about a study of primate poop. (Heh.) Ok, the fact that it’s about poop is amusing, but it’s also...
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bluebirds like to perch

I don’t know a ton about birds, but I do know this: Bluebirds like to perch on posts. If you see something cute and feathered perching on a...
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little poopers

Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have a clever new way to find emperor penguins around Antarctica: look for their poop. From space. Read...
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