News Stories relating to "animal"
Thursday, March 20, 2014
In recent years, researchers have been exploring methods of interacting with animals in an attempt to understand how they really feel about their lives.
Dr. Ian Duncan, emeritus chair in animal welfare at the University of Guelph, Canada, claims to have developed a system that allows him to ask questions of and receive answers from...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The National Geographic website reports that when a researcher put 84 dogs in separate rooms with food on the floor and told each dog to leave the food alone, their response varied according to whether or not the light was on. The dogs were four times as likely to steal the food--and steal it quickly--when the room was dark.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Biologists have tried panda porn, with good results (and pornography is not necessarily a bad thing). Now scientists have started an online dating service for orangutans.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Whales of the same species sing in different dialects, depending on where they're from, the same way humans who speak the same language have different accents that identify where they live. Ants are even more amazing: They not only farm their own food, their bodies produce pesticides to protect their crops.
The journal BioScience reports...
Monday, January 9, 2006
Scientists used to think that coyotes avoided human populations, but they now know that they are common in suburbia and even in cities as big as Manhattan, where a coyote was recently found to be living in Central Park. Also common are their elusive relatives, the coydogs, which are an incredibly intelligent mixed breed created by coyotes...
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Scientists now know that we share 97% of our DNA with chimpanzees, which is positive proof of evolution. Human and chimpanzee Y chromosomes went their separate ways approximately 6 million years ago. We recently wrote about bee and bird communication. Now it turns out that chimps have a language as well, which they use mainly to share food...