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Latest Mobbing Stories

2014-02-10 11:05:48

When people see a skunk, the reaction usually is “Eww,” but when they see a group of meerkats peering around, they often think “Aww.”

Tamarin Monkeys Whisper
2013-09-26 13:42:17

Like victims hiding from a robber, a group of cotton-top tamarin monkeys whisper to each other in the presence of a potential threat.

Wildlife Critters Inspire Scientists To Build Deceptive Robots
2012-12-04 12:36:57

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other.

2009-06-10 14:09:55

Swedish scientists have discovered Siberian jay birds use more than a dozen different calls to communicate danger and predator category to other birds. The researchers said most prey immediately escape upon detecting a predator.

2009-06-04 10:08:51

Although it is a relatively widespread phenomenon, the experts have still not been able to come up with an all-encompassing and precise definition of workplace abuse or bullying.

2009-03-24 20:19:32

An employer chiding a worker so loudly co-workers can hear the incident amounts to mobbing, and is illegal, an Italian court ruled Tuesday. ANSA reported that Italy's highest court of appeal ordered a Milan company to pay damages to a 12-year employee subjected to continuous and excessive reprimands

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2005-06-23 13:45:00

There's more than meets the human ear when the black-capped chickadee lets its flock mates know a predator is lurking about by giving out its familiar "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" call.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.