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Animal Behavior

Kangaroos Actually Have Five Legs... Sort Of

| Ian Randall | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

Watch a kangaroo in the Australian outback, and you’ll notice something strange—when they walk, they have five “legs.” As they graze on grasse...

Monkey Study Shows Why Gorgeous Faces Matter

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

With bushy beards and funky blue, yellow or brown faces, guenon monkeys have some of the most colorful and quirky faces of all primates. A close stud...

REVEALED: How Animals Fool Their Lovers

LiveScience | Jillian Rose Lim | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

Chances are you've tried to hide a runny nose and cough when you're sick at the office or around family members, and a new study finds animals do som...

Everything You Need To Know About How Your Dog 'Talks'

Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Jacqueline Howard

What do dogs think when humans bark? That question was thrust into the spotlight when a hilarious video of an experiment conducted by comedian Rudi Rok and magician Jose Ahonen went viral on YouTube last week.

REVEALED: Anatomical Key To Monarchs' Amazing Migration

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study suggests that monarch butterflies use an internal magnetic compass to help navigate on their annual migrations from Nort...

Dogs Like Treats, But Here's What Really Gets Their Tails Wagging

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science

You want your dog to love you the best, so you sneak her the occasional scrap under the table (when no one else is looking). Sure she loves it, bu...

The Power of 'Yes'

Jennifer McDermott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Jennifer McDermott

The Power of "Yes" I have been the mother of three capable boys for the past 19 years. Ever-evolving, they are all works in progress. I also work in...

Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Regret Bad Choices

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

Just as humans lament not pursuing a lover or bemoan having eaten that extra slice of chocolate cake, rats may experience feelings of regret, too, ne...

REVEALED: Surprising Reason Koalas Hug Trees

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

Why do koalas hug trees? Turns out it's less about looking cute than staying cool. A new thermal imaging study shows that koalas rest against tree ...

Personality Tests Show Surprising Link Between Chimps, Humans

LiveScience | Elizabeth Palermo | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science

Ever heard of a conscientious chimp? An extroverted ape? New research suggests that chimpanzees, man's closest living relatives, have personality tr...

Mystery Of Bears' 'Heart Attack Diet' Finally Solved

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do they do it? How do polar bears have such an incredibly high fat diet and get so fat - munch...

WATCH: Puppies Take On Adult Dogs In Quirky Test Of Intelligence

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 05.07.2014 | Science

Puppies may have more brains than they're given credit for, according to a new study that finds dogs, particularly young ones, are capable of followi...

WATCH: Newfound Species Has Strange Way Of Avoiding Predators

| Bec Crew | Posted 05.07.2014 | Science

Spiders and I have a tortured relationship. I know they play a crucial role in their respective ecosystems, and they hunt mosquitos and cockroaches in...

EXPLAINED: Why Bugs Sip Crocodile Tears

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Science

Never smile at a crocodile—or sit on its face and drink its tears. Yet that’s exactly what ecologist Carlos de la Rosa spotted a butterfly and a ...

If Your Dog Has Trust Issues, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Posted 04.28.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the sad realities of adopting a new pet can be discovering deep-seated behavioral or trust issues. Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden had some ...

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking At Guests, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Posted 04.28.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to preventing your dog from barking at guests, Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden had some expert advice for us. If you want to stop...

Puppy Training Tips, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Posted 04.28.2014 | MarloThomas

Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden gave us some simple, easy tips to navigate the most important puppy parenting priorities. “The three most imp...

Dolphins Even Cleverer Than We Thought?

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science

Dolphins can use sponges as tools to snag food they could not otherwise grab, researchers say. This is the first direct evidence that dolphins can u...

People Aren't The Only Ones Who Shout When It Gets Noisy

| Nadia Whitehead | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

People aren’t the only ones who raise their voices at each other; fish can shout, too. After catching some blacktail shiners—little minnows chara...

Monkeys' Amazing Ability Casts Doubt On 'Processing' Theory

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science

It looks like a standardized test question: Is the sum of two numbers on the left or the single number on the right larger?Rhesus macaques that have ...

WATCH: Crows Are WAY Smarter Than You Think

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

Crows are famously clever creatures — so much so that the birds' intelligence was recognized in ancient lore. In the story of "The Crow and the Pi...

Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

Cindy Tansin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

By Cindy Tansin People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The funny thing is,...

WATCH: Snake Study Reveals Surprising Skill

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 03.23.2014 | Science

Taking an invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) out of the Everglades may be a lot easier than keeping it out. That’s because the snak...

REVEALED: Weird Way Male Goats Turn On The Females

natureheader | Brian Owens | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

The distinctive aroma of goats does more than just make barnyards extra fragrant. Male goats can use their heady scent to make female goats ovulate si...

WATCH: Don't Be Fooled!

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 02.27.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers,...