Dogs and Divorce: How do judges determine which person gets custody over the dog? One scientist says: Do not let the dog choose.
We know that like us, rats are intelligent, kind and empathic and sometimes experience regret, have an active memory life, laugh and play games, plan ahead, engage in bartering and trading, are super helpful, and are great at tasks, using tools and learning. So why, when we have scientific evidence of all of these attributes, do we treat rats so inhumanely–in the scientific lab, as well as the outer world?
Scientific researchers have just discovered that parrots understand the laws of probability and, like humans, can make predictions based on those probabilities.
The tales about elephants mourning their dead may have validity. In a new, first of its kind meta-analysis, the results appear to confirm the folklore surrounding elephants and their dead.
Interesting scientific study findings about birds.
A new study has demonstrated that it is not just mammals that have complex societies. The results of a new observational study reveal that birds–more specifically vulture guinea fowl that live in Africa–can keep track of relationships with hundreds of others.
Researchers in a new study have found that dolphins coordinate their behavior to work together on shared tasks.
A new study has demonstrated that when it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans.
Pigs have been recorded using tools for the first time. The pigs used the tools to prepare nests for the arrival of piglets due in six months.
We are in the midst of a movement among some scientists, animal advocates and philosophers arguing that elephant intelligence and social capabilities justifies classifying them as having “personhood”.
A new study has revealed that for monkeys, learning and remembering the correct order of things may well be its own reward.
The way many researchers have measured, perceived and interpreted how capable apes are has been biased and the conclusions are all wrong, argue some scientists. Leading scientists in the field of ape cognition have conducted a study that reveals apes’ abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees.