animal cognition
Animals
12 Scientifically Cute Facts About Puppies
They really do like baby talk.... READ ON
Animals
Bees Can Teach Each Other to Play Ball
It’s even cuter than it sounds.... READ ON
Animals
Chickens Are Much, Much Smarter Than They Look
Scientist Lori Marino says the farmyard fowl are “vastly underrated.”... READ ON
Animals
Chimps Recognize Butts the Way Humans Recognize Faces
To a chimp, no two butts are alike.... READ ON
Animals
Scientists Say Apes Can Predict Human Mistakes
Experiments found that orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos all anticipated what a fictional character would do next, even when it was the wrong decision.... READ ON
Science
Pigeons Can Distinguish Written Words From Nonsense
These common birds are masters of the four-letter word.... READ ON
Animals
Tool-Using Hawaiian Crows Join Bird Version of MENSA
The rare ‘Alalā species is only the second known crow species to use tools.... READ ON
Animals
Like Humans, Dogs Understand Both Tone and Vocabulary
Your beloved pup is paying attention both to what you say and how you say it.... READ ON
Animals
Researcher Stages Cheeto Olympics for Birds
The snack’s unnatural brightness made it easy for observers to track two species’ behavior from a distance.... READ ON
Animals
Bending Sticks Into Tools Is Apparently NBD for Crows
Researchers previously believed a crow named Betty was a genius because they’d seen her bend a twig into a hooked tool. It turns out Betty was just…average.... READ ON
Science
The Social Lives of Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research
Puerto Rico's "Monkey Island" has a significant number of monkeys with a gene mutation implicated in autism.... READ ON
Animals
7 Things You Never Knew About Fish
A conversation with Jonathan Balcombe, author of the new book 'What a Fish Knows.'... READ ON
Animals
Why Are Some Birds So Smart? Their Brains Are Neurally Dense
A new study found that bird brains pack a lot of brain cells per square inch.... READ ON
Animals
These Fish Can Recognize Human Faces
Archerfish join the ranks of non-human animals that can tell humans apart.... READ ON
Science
Dung Beetles Navigate Using Mental Snapshots of the Sky
The “dance” they do on those balls of dung is a way for the beetles to get their bearings.... READ ON
Science
Insect Brains Are Conscious, Study Argues
A pair of Australian researchers suggest that insects have something of a sense of self.... READ ON

The name "The Birdman of Alcatraz" is a bit of misnomer: Robert Stroud was allowed to keep birds when he was incarcerated at Leavenworth, but not when he was transferred to Alcatraz.

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