behavior behavior
Stories About

behavior

Bonobos (pictured) and chimpanzees are our closest relatives. A new study looks at how a community of bonobos behave when they encounter a different group of bonobos. It's markedly different from the way chimps treat strangers. Martin Surbeck hide caption

toggle caption
Martin Surbeck

Unlike chimps, bonobos offer hope that maybe we can all get along

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1213475929/1213590219" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

The idea behind "Musekeweya", or the New Dawn, is to do the opposite of what the government's notorious "hate radio" did 20 years ago as it stoked ethnic hatred during the genocide carried out by Hutu extremists. Stephanie Aglietti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stephanie Aglietti/AFP/Getty Images

Romeo & Juliet In Kigali: How A Soap Opera Sought To Change Behavior In Rwanda

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/602872309/603061673" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Sara Wong for NPR

Invisibilia: Do the Patterns in Your Past Predict Your Future?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/597974076/598756672" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An orange clownfish, Amphiprion percula, lives in symbiosis with a host anemone on the Great Barrier Reef. Alejandro Usobiaga/Scientific Reports hide caption

toggle caption
Alejandro Usobiaga/Scientific Reports

Turns out that humans aren't the only animals that contagiously yawn. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

Yawning May Promote Social Bonding Even Between Dogs And Humans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/527106576/528419796" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript