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Prosocial capacities shared by humans and other species: empathy, reciprocity, altruism, bonding, play, tool use, communication
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Why Birds Don't Have Teeth

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Birds — like anteaters, baleen whales and turtles — don't have teeth. But this wasn't always the case. The common ancestor of all living birds sported a set of pearly whites 116 million years ago, a new study finds.
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Parrot attempts to befriend cautious kitten - YouTube

Parrot attempts to befriend cautious kitten - YouTube | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
This Indian Ringneck parrot tries his best to befriend an adorable kitten, but the little guy won't let his guard down. We all know it simply takes time to b...
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7 little-known animals that are delightfully weird

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Strange but true: The Venezuelan poodle moth, pictured here, was originally believed to be an Internet hoax
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Your Dog May Understand More Than You Realize

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Sometimes it may seem like your dog doesn't want to listen, but a new study finds dog brains process human speech a lot like ours do. Your pooch may understand more than he lets on.
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Science Explains Why Golden Retrievers Are Awesome

Everyone loves golden retrievers -- of course; they're usually gorgeous with goofy, lovely personalities.

But have you ever wondered what actually makes a golden retriever a golden retriever? And what makes them so irresistibly nice, by and large...
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Equine Therapy - Horses Help Vets to Heal

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Enjoy highlights from ABILITY Magazine, a national publication dedicated to health and disABILITY awareness. Showcases celebrity-, political- and technology-related interviews.

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On the edge of extinction, giant ibis discovered in new region of Cambodia

On the edge of extinction, giant ibis discovered in new region of Cambodia | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
The world's largest ibis, and one of the world's most endangered birds, has received some good news. A giant ibis (Thaumatibis giganteawas) has been photographed in the Kampong Som Valley in Koh Kong Province in Cambodia, the first record from this province in nearly a hundred years. Adults can grow to reach nearly 3.5 feet (106 centimeters) long.

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Old World Fruit Bats Use Unique Form of Echolocation, Click Sounds From Wings

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Old World fruit bats, also known as the flying foxes or megabats, are members of the family Pteropodidae, which contains 41 genera and about 170 species. These bats are restricted to the Old World in a tropical and subtropical distribution, ranging no further than the eastern Mediterranean and South Asia, and are absent from northwest Africa, southwest Australia, a majority of the Palearctic region, and all of the Western Hemisphere.


In search of the origin of bat echolocation, Dr Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University and his colleagues studied how Old World fruit bats, long classified as non-echolocating, orient in darkness.


They selected a total of 19 wild individuals representing three fruit bat species to find that all of them used click-based echo sensing.


“I was surprised by the fact that all of the fruit bats we recorded clicked and by the fact that clicks are produced by the wings,” said Dr Yovel, who is the senior author of the paper published in the journal Current Biology.


“We did all we could to prove it wrong, including sealing the bats’ mouths and anesthetizing their tongues, but nothing stopped them from clicking, except for when we interfered with their wing flaps.”


Further study showed that two of the three species – the Cave nectar bat (Eonycteris spelaea) and the Lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) – increased their clicking rate by a factor of three to five or even more when placed in a dark tunnel, implying that the clicks are a natural behavior for the bats.


Tests of the bats’ ability to find their way in the dark showed that they do have echolocation abilities, although they are poorer than those of other echolocating species.


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nice unique example for adaptation

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A to Z of animals | Understanding Animal Research

A to Z of animals | Understanding Animal Research | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
An animal involved in research for each letter of the alphabet. From the common, to the not so common.
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Why tool-wielding crows are left- or right-beaked

Why tool-wielding crows are left- or right-beaked | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
New Caledonian crows—well known for their impressive stick-wielding abilities—show preferences when it comes to holding their tools on the left or the right sides of their beaks, in much the same way that people are left- or right-handed.
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The Surprising Power of an Electric Eel’s Shock

The Surprising Power of an Electric Eel’s Shock | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
New research has uncovered the remarkable sophistication with which electric eels deploy their shocks.

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Parasites and the evolution of primate culture

Parasites and the evolution of primate culture | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Learning from others and innovation have undoubtedly helped advance civilization. But these behaviours can carry costs as well as benefits.
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Smart parrot makes kittens a toy. - YouTube

this parrot seems to know these kittens need something to keep them busy and makes a toy out of the milk carton top

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Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind

Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A Greenland shark, one of the world's largest shark species, pops up on deep-sea video and shocks scientists.
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Dog brains process human speech in the same way we do

Dog brains process human speech in the same way we do | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Sometimes it may seem like your dog doesn’t want to listen. But in our study, however, we’ve found that he may understand more than he lets on.
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You Can’t Be Sad Seeing This Orphaned Pygmy Goat Frolic With the Brit Who Took Him In

You Can’t Be Sad Seeing This Orphaned Pygmy Goat Frolic With the Brit Who Took Him In | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
When Benjamin the pygmy goat was born, his mother was unable to wean both him and his twin. In his fragile state, he found a rescuer in Tom Horsfield…
Tom took in the baby goat and has dedicated himself to raising him over the last month.
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Lizard see, lizard do: scientists discover surprising behavior in reptiles

Lizard see, lizard do: scientists discover surprising behavior in reptiles | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Imitation can be obnoxious. For those with siblings, imitating your brother's or sister's every word was a surefire way to steadily drive them toward insanity. Annoying it may be, imitation is also special; it's a behavior long regarded to be uniquely human. The skill of imitation is a little less exclusive now, as reptiles join the ranks of creatures capable of the social feat. Researchers from the United Kingdom and Austria recently demonstrated that one lizard, the bearded dragon (Pogona vitt
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The Absolute Best Gifts For People Who Love Animals

The Absolute Best Gifts For People Who Love Animals | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Gratitude is not unique to our species. Neither is imagination, or politics, or warfare, or dancing. But the trading of gifts - at least those other than food, grooming, or sex - might just be.
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Tiger triplets have debut at Washington state zoo

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(AP)—Sumatran tiger triplets born two months ago have gone on public display Friday at a zoo in Washington state.
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New York court rules that chimpanzees are not entitled to ‘legal personhood’

New York court rules that chimpanzees are not entitled to ‘legal personhood’ | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
In the first case of its kind, a New York appeals court rejected on Thursday an animal rights advocate’s bid to extend “legal personhood” to chimpanzees, saying the primates are incapable of bearing the responsibilities that come with having legal...
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'Non-echolocating' fruit bats actually do echolocate, with wing clicks

'Non-echolocating' fruit bats actually do echolocate, with wing clicks | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
In a discovery that overturns conventional wisdom about bats, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 4 have found that Old World fruit bats—long classified as "non-echolocating"—actually do use a rudimentary...
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Do pufferfishes hold their breath when inflated? @GrrlScientist

Do pufferfishes hold their breath when inflated? @GrrlScientist | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: A newly-published study by a team of Australian scientists reveals that inflated pufferfish do not hold their breath -- refuting a common widespread belief.

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Birds conform to local 'traditions'

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Birds learn new foraging techniques by observing others in their social network, 'copycat' behaviour that can sustain foraging 'traditions' that last years, according to a study of how innovations spread and persist in wild great tits (Parus major).
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