horse looking in mirror
Horses Can Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
  • 6 April 2021
Horses possess an unusual skill, widely considered an indicator of self-awareness.
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octopus
Sleeping Octopuses Might Experience Fleeting Dreams
  • 2 April 2021
Color-changing patterns in snoozing octopuses are characteristic of two alternating sleep states – a quiet...
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Periodical cicada in Washington D.C.
Billions of Cicadas May Be Coming Soon to Trees Near You
  • 12 March 2021
Starting sometime in April or May, depending on latitude, one of the largest broods of...
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cuttlefish
Clever Cuttlefish Show Advanced Self-Control, Like Chimps and Crows
  • 3 March 2021
Finding that cuttlefish are capable of some of the facets that are thought to be...
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Dog and cat
Cats Don’t Avoid Strangers Who Behave Badly Towards Their Owners, Unlike Dogs
  • 19 February 2021
Cat cognition research suggests cats do form emotional bonds with their humans.
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piglets
Pigs Can Play Video Games, Scientists Discover
  • 11 February 2021
Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games.
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butterflies
Male Butterflies Mark Their Mates with a Stench to ‘Turn Off’ Rival Suitors
  • 3 February 2021
Smells, scents and stenches are a common feature in the messy world of sex.
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Canine genius
How to Tell If Your Dog Is a Genius
  • 2 February 2021
A paper published in Nature shows some dogs learn the name of a new object...
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Giant Ancient Sharks Had Enormous Babies That Ate Their Siblings in the Womb
  • 11 January 2021
Some sharks lay eggs, while others give birth to live young. In most sharks, however,...
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Your Dog’s Nose Knows No Bounds – And Neither Does Your Dog’s Love for You
  • 26 October 2020
What is my dog thinking? Am I doing everything I can to ensure my pup...
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Elephants Get Drunk Because They Can’t Metabolize Alcohol Like Us
  • 12 August 2020
Anecdotes about wild animals seemingly getting drunk after eating rotting fruit are widespread.
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Do Dogs Really See in Just Black and White?
  • 2 July 2020
Dogs definitely see the world differently than people do, but it’s a myth that their...
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