Humans are learning that animals are smarter than we thought they were. This is leading to greater sensitivity and respect towards animals but it is… Read More »Humans need a test for animal consciousness
The intelligence of the domestic dog varies considerably. We know this because some clever dogs can quickly learn human words in large numbers while others… Read More »Dog intelligence varies and some dogs learn many words
In respect of social bonding and friendships, a study from the Austral University of Chile found that cows behave like their wild ancestors, aurochs; wild… Read More »Cows have a very interesting social life and have friends
“Dishonest signalling” describes an animal making a sound which portrays itself as bigger than it really is. Often the purpose is to attract mates. It… Read More »“Dishonest signalling” may be humankind’s first attempt to speak
Wild animal predators are constantly calculating the cost-benefit of attacking and eating another animal or in defence.
For centuries the arrogant human thought that deductive reasoning was the hallmark of human intelligence. Arrogant human is now awakening to the possibility that they… Read More »Wasps can do a type of deductive reasoning