Red squirrels are solitary by nature, but research has found that they benefit from familiarity with other squirrels.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Disasters and times of crisis bring out the best in most of us. Despite the media focus on initial panic at the COVID-19 pandemic, we are are starting to see a more heartening community response.
While popular portrayals of hairdressers and beauticians present them as "bimbos", salons can also provide a refuge for clients to share painful realities.
Scientists don't ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
Vampire bats form social bonds similar to human friendships – and they're good friends to those in need.
A growing body of evidence points to how animals are aware of death, can experience grief and will sometimes mourn for or ritualize their dead.