Funnily enough, both whales and washing machines including other household items can help reduce greenhouse gases. I don’t expect anything other than a tiny change.… Read More »How whales and washing machines can help reduce greenhouse gases
It’s been found that discarded tires lying on the seabed are death traps for hermit crabs. They climb into the tyres but can’t get out… Read More »Hermit crabs climb into discarded tires but can’t get out and die of starvation
Why are giant pandas black-and-white? It looks as if they can’t be camouflaged with such sharp lines between the white and black parts of their… Read More »Why is the giant panda black-and-white?
If you believe that ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is genuine and some people don’t, a University of Helsinki research study found that young male dogs… Read More »Young male dogs are more likely to have ADHD-like ‘mental health’ issues
MEKELLE, ETHIOPIA-NEWS AND COMMENT: The hyena is looked down upon as an ugly creature feeding off putrefied flesh. They are known for their scavenging abilities… Read More »Hyenas of Ethiopia provide a public health service when scavenging livestock carcasses
Gifted dogs can learn the names of toys incredibly quickly. One genius dog has learned the names of a hundred toys according to scientists who… Read More »Genius dogs can learn a new toy name after hearing it only four times
Dr. Jacob Dunn of Anglia Ruskin University, the co-author of a study on red-handed tamarins, published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, discovered that… Read More »Red-handed tamarins speak like their rivals to avoid conflict
I recently wrote about male dolphins who remember other males who did not come to their aid when they needed it. They bore a grudge… Read More »Male dolphins form alliances to get and keep their new female partner
STUDY – NEWS – COMMENT – ANALYSIS: Researchers say that male dolphins can hold a grudge because they can remember those dolphins who are likely… Read More »Dolphins remember members of the group who help and those who don’t
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
Is Planet of the Apes going to become a reality?. Scientists have created early embryos that are part human and part macaque monkey. They did… Read More »Ethics surrounding creating chimera inside monkeys
A study discovered that bickering macaques made the effort to extend their social network by making more relationships to aid survival under the dire circumstances… Read More »Macaques extend their social networks when disaster strikes
A recent study found that when humans transferred from being hunter-gatherers to farming their pet dogs’ diet changed from meat to plant-based foods. When grey… Read More »Dogs are omnivores as confirmed by their Bronze Age diet
Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA: Researchers have discovered that a formerly unknown chemical, 6PPD, in vehicle tires (tyres) which preserves them from ground level ozone,… Read More »Tire preservative chemical responsible for killing returning salmon
Yes, horses are one of a rare group of species who appear to have self-awareness and are able to recognise themselves in a mirror. The… Read More »Can horses recognise themselves in a mirror?
We know that octopuses are highly intelligent creatures and to that knowledge we can add a new discovery, namely that the eight tentacles of an… Read More »Octopus tentacles react independently to light
Cuttlefish have to ability to exercise self-control which is used to attain a better reward than if they have sought immediate gratification. There is a… Read More »Cuttlefish show self-control to wait for better rewards
I’ve always wondered about the kind of impact that visitors have on the emotional state of animals in zoos. Do the animals like the presence… Read More »How do zoo animals feel about visitors?
Pigs can play computer games. A study tested the ability of four pigs: Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony and Ivory. They each had their own personalities. They… Read More »Another study shows us that pigs are smart. Please respect them.
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