This is a great article in National Geographic called Animal Minds. Certain skills are considered key signs of higher mental abilities: good memory, a grasp of grammar and symbols, self-awareness, understanding others’ motives, imitating others, and being creative. Bit by bit, in ingenious experiments, researchers have documented these talents in other species, gradually chipping away [...]
This is a cute article about how Hollywood gets it wrong yet again. This time with the world of insects and how, well, the social ones are really all female. I mean, must we anthropomorphize even our sexist gender assumptions? via Feministing
Ok, so this is the biggest, hairiest and cutest spider I’ve ever seen! (Unfortunately, the little freak is not long for this world; story link is here.)
I wish I was a billionaire with my own personal submarine bothered by randy dolphins watching my amorous exploits through the panoramic undersea windows. It sounds more fun than the problems I do have!