BBC: When four chimpanzees captured a young blue duiker to play with, you might at first believe they wanted to keep it as a pet. They tumbled about with it but in the end it went badly for the antelope. Their playful behaviour was too rough and ended in its More
Nature: Will we ever be able to talk to animals? In this episode, Geoff Marsh meets a variety of researchers and animals who persevere at the communication barrier in the name of science. Listen to the whole story: Nature More
NPR: It’s a question that bedevils dog owners the world over: “Is she staring at me because she loves me? Or because she wants another biscuit?” Research published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that love (or something close) could be behind that stare. The work shows that when dogs and More
Wired: WE LOVE OUR pets. Two thirds of Americans live with an animal, and according to a 2011 Harris poll, 90 percent of pet owners think of their dogs and cats as members of the family. These relationships have benefits. For example, in a survey by the American Animal Hospital More
Frans B. M. de Waal, APS Past President Michael Gazzaniga, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Marsha M. Linehan, APS Fellow Gabriele Oettingen, and APS Fellow Steven Pinker, and will be signing copies of their newest books at the APS Annual Convention, May 21–24 in New York City. These eminent psychological scientists will More
The New York Times: A goat frolics with a baby rhinoceros. A pig nestles up to a house cat. A rat snake makes nice with the dwarf hamster originally intended as its lunch. Few things seem to capture the public imagination more reliably than friendly interactions between different species — More
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