Butt Month

The butt is packed with information. What does it tell us about human evolution? About genetic privacy? About the past and the future? Every Tuesday in September, Massive is going deeper on butt science

A glowing butt might help some pitvipers attract their dinner

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Many animals have been discovered to have biofluorescence, but it is not always clear why an organism might have evolved this trait

Deanna MacNeil, Cell Biology

Escaping through a predator's butt is a common strategy for prey

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Sahana Sitaraman, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

Conservation dogs can track individual beavers by the scent of their anal secretions

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The dogs' accuracy in telling animals apart using information-packed anal scents will help wildlife management

Jazmin Murphy, Ecology

How did human butts evolve to look that way?

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Darcy Shapiro, Rutgers University

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Cats communicate with the help of bacteria living in their butts

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Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Ancient dog bones tell us what was on the menu for both dogs and humans

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Jaime Chambers, Washington State University

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