New research revealed that the vocalizations made by rats in response to tickling are an accurate reflection of their emotional experience and something which is easy to measure.
Researchers conducting a scientific study on animal communication discover that bats argue and rant–a lot.
Do dogs manipulate humans to get what they want? The science is in and the answer is: Yes, dogs do exaggerate their facial expressions to get what they want from us.
Researchers have found that dogs adapt their communicative strategies to their environment and that owner behavior influences communicative effort and success.
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.
A series of new experiments has demonstrated that in addition to cleverness, African grey parrots have social intelligence making them the ‘humans of the bird world’.
Cat facial expressions are notoriously difficult to read for many people–and a new study has scientifically demonstrated this fact. Researchers recruited more than 6,300 people from 85 countries and the results indicate that only 13 percent of participants accurately identified cat facial expressions.
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.
New study shows that bacteria are responsible for how cats signal other animals.
Squirrels listen in on bird communications to learn when predators have left the area and it is safe to stop being on high alert, according to a new scientific study.
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”.