Bottlenose dolphins are extremely social animals that communicate constantly.
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Using urine and signature whistles from other dolphins, a team of scientists has shown that dolphins use signature whistles like names and hold mental representations of other dolphins in their minds.
Capturing cow urine could allow us to reduce the amount of damaging nitrate and nitrous oxide that ends up in the environment.
Testing whether the birds react to sleight of hand helps us understand if they see the world like we do.
Pets can develop separation anxiety when their people are suddenly gone.
Alleviating separation anxiety is about changing the owner’s behavior, too.
It’s 80 years since we were first introduced to Lassie. But the human bond with dogs goes back way further.
New research shows how tamarin monkeys transfer new types of food to their young.
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Research shows that looking at your dog makes you feel happy.
Just like their owners, many pet dogs are finding the current changes difficult – here’s how you can help them.
A patriotic pooch.
A dog psychologist looks at the presidential candidates’ relationships with dogs.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
Tabatha Bundesen’s pet Tardar Sauce became an Internet sensation known as “Grumpy Cat” for a resting facial appearance that resembles a look of dissatisfaction. Now, scientists are starting to be able to read animal emotions from their expressions.
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Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
They shoot, they score … if there’s a sugary reward at the end of it.
Like humans, some animals have evolved a highly developed sense of fairness.
More and more research suggests dogs have one of the best memories in the animal kingdom.
Are you listening?
New research confirms puppies respond better when we talk to them in a certain way.
“Remember, we’re all in this together.”
Altruistic behaviour is not just for humans, lab rat behaviour test shows.
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In recent years scientists have discovered the many ways that the brain is activated during sleep. But we’re also beginning to see ways in which the body is activated during sleep, especially during rapid…
Polar bears are intelligent animals and need company and stimulation.
When my six-year-old daughter is stressed she bites her fingernails. Children in maths lessons often respond to the anxiety that doing mathematics causes by swinging their legs. Arturo the polar bear at…
The drongo and babbler look different, but one can masterfully impersonate the other.
In Aesop’s fable of the boy who cried wolf, the boy warns farmers of imaginary wolves threatening their flocks just to laugh at the sight of them running to the rescue for no reason. Of course, when the…
Don’t even go there, girlfriend!
Humans and their primate cousins are well known for their intelligence and social abilities. You hear them called bird-brained, but birds have demonstrated a great deal of intelligence in many tasks. However…