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Animal Psychology

Think Fido Remembers That Fun Game Of Fetch? Think Again

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.04.2015 | Science

Sorry to break it to you, but your dog probably has no recollection of that fun game of fetch the two of you played yesterday. And that yummy treat yo...

Scientists Create Music For Cats, And Fur A Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.04.2015 | Science

"Cats are not humans and humans are not cats and it is important that we humans, as the servants of cats, be aware of this difference." That's Dr. ...

Your Kid Is As Smart As A Pigeon

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

We often point to language as evidence of our species' superiority. But the way humans learn language may not be so foreign to other animals, after al...

The 'Human' Quality We Share With Baboons

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.06.2014 | Science

As humankind has evolved, we've built cities and computers, probed into the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond, cured diseases, and developed thousa...

Is There A Dark Side To Dog Spinning?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

Spinning, or tail-chasing, in canines can often be a harmless expression of excitement that we dismiss as cute or funny. Yet according to certified ap...

Do Dogs 'Catch' Yawns From Their Owners?

| Virginia Morell | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

Observant dog owners know that if they yawn, their dog is likely to do the same. It’s called contagious yawning, and it’s something that we do wit...

Meat Treat Study Offers New View Of How Dogs See The World

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

How do dogs see the world? A lot more colorfully than you might have imagined, new research suggests. Scientists have long known that dogs' eyes ar...

Video Experiment Tests Dogs' Ability To Recognize Their Own

| Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By Becky Crew | February 18, 2013 They may have the largest physical variety among all animal species on Earth, but dogs can still recognise on...

Has Homing Pigeon Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 01.31.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/30/2013 07:27 PM EST on LiveScience The mystery of how homing pigeons are able to navigate...

WATCH: Chimps Possess Remarkably 'Human' Trait, Study Suggests

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/15/2013 12:20 PM EST on LiveScience Humans aren't the only ones who cry "no fair."...

Dogs 'Catch' Yawns, Study Shows

Posted 07.01.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/30/2012 09:56 AM EDT on LiveScience Dogs catch yawns from their sound alone, new rese...

Latest Animal Intelligence Findings Surprise Even Experts

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- The more we study animals, the less special we seem. Baboons can distinguish between written words and gibberish. Monkeys seem to be ab...

Mother Goat Study Reveals Animals' Amazing Memory

Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2012 07:08 PM EDT on LiveScience Don't underestimate the emotional lives of far...

Some Pets 'Catch' Yawns From Humans, Study Suggests

| Zuberoa Marcos | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. Though it seems simple, this contagious behavior is actually quite remarkable: Only a few animals do i...

Spider's Creepy Offering To Mates Spotlighted In New Study

| Posted 04.24.2012 | Science

Nothing says love like chewed-up body parts—at least for nursery-web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis). In some populations of these European arachnids, ...

Apes' Cozy Nests Yield Clues About Human Evolution

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/16/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience When they are ready to snuggle up at the tops of tr...

Scientists Discover Strange Link Between Chimps And Toddlers

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/12/2012 12:26 PM EDT on LiveScience Chimps and toddlers rely on the "wisdom of t...

PHOTOS: Deadly Sharks Look Dreamy In Close-Ups Snapped By Biologist

Posted 04.05.2012 | Science

Do sharks deserve their reputation as vicious man-eaters? Probably not. Last year in the U.S. 29 people were attacked by sharks--none fatally, accordi...

'Dolphin Mafia' Gangs Rule Cetacean Society

| Virginia Morell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Science

The male dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, are known to marine biologists for their messy social entanglements. Their relationships with each other ar...