Researchers from Japan performed experiments to once and for all find out whether cats can discern their names from other human words. The study confirmed that some cats respond when they hear their owners call their names.
Animals April 12, 2019
Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.
Animals December 4, 2017
Researchers found that ravens' planning ability parallels that of great apes and human children. Other animals also have amazing abilities that are both impressive and adorable.
Animals July 16, 2017
In a new experiment, researchers find that goats gaze imploringly at their human handlers when given an impossible task. Findings suggest that goats are just as smart and affectionate as dogs.
Animals July 7, 2016
Stop judging animal intelligence on your own human terms, leading primatologist Frans de Waal urged in a recent interview. Studying animal behaviorism, he said, entails assessing their smarts based on their own natural abilities.
Animals June 15, 2016
Moray eels are employed in the hunt for fish by coral trout through a symbiotic relationship, according to new research.
Animals September 10, 2014
A new study shows that coral trout can effectively size up potential collaborators such as eel, with as much skill as chimpanzees.
Earth/Environment September 8, 2014
A new study shows that a species of cockatoo is able to learn tool use from another bird, possibly the first controlled experiment showing that birds can learn new skills from each other.
Animals September 3, 2014
Chimpanzees may be able to tell us quite a bit about the roles of heredity versus environment in the development of human intelligence.
Animals July 12, 2014
Monkeys are able to count and perform arithmetic, according to a recent study. They are not the only animal with a taste for math.
April 24, 2014
Aesop's Fables featured The Crow and the Pitcher. Now, investigators have put that story to the test in the real world. What they found is amazing.
Animals March 29, 2014
Barnyard animals are cute, but are not known for their intelligence. It turns out, goats are smarter than most people think!
Animals March 27, 2014
Lemurs are smart, social mammals. A new study now shows those lemurs that eat fruit are the smartest of all, but why?
Animals February 25, 2014