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Smart Animals

This Chicken Plays The Piano, Scoffs At Birdbrain Reputation

Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Chickens get a bad rap. They run around with their heads cut off, they "chicken out" of things, and they cross the road for numerous unfunny reasons. ...

Descartes the Bogeyman -- and the Dog Who's Nailing His Coffin Shut

John W. Pilley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
John W. Pilley

Despite resounding blows against the Cartesian system from giants such as Charles Darwin and B. F. Skinner, countless researchers have continued to march, zombie-like, in Descartes's footsteps, insisting that animals lack conscious minds and cannot think, feel, or reason.

Adorable Video! Dolphin And Dog Kiss!

Posted 06.27.2012 | Green

It seems like woman and man may have some competition when it comes to being a dog's best friend. This classic clip from the 2000 IMAX film "Dolphi...

Pigeons Ace Math Tests

Newser.com | Posted 02.22.2012 | Weird News

Don't let those blank stares fool you: Pigeons, it seems, are the math nerds of the bird world. Researchers found that the creatures can do more t...

The World's Most Intelligent Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals do some amazing things... every week a new video goes viral, proving just how fascinatingly smart animals really are. Check out this slideshow...

Smart Animals That Use Tools, Play Soccer And More! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

They may not know how to program TiVo or file taxes, but these animals are smarter than you think. From a hide-and-seek octopus to a hook-using crow, ...

This Week In Animals: Killer Whales, Plus Animal Disguises And Tricks! (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What a fun week in animals! A gigantic pod of 50 killer whales was filmed feeding on fishermens' scraps near Scotland for the first time ever. In othe...

Rooks Are Latest Bird To Use Tools

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Yet another animal has picked up a tool and put it to use. Once thought a unique primate trait, toolmaking and tool use have been ...