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Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson

Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it

Or consider its intelligence: In experiments carried out with the Common octopuses, individuals are faced with five opaque doors, only one of which has a crab, which they love to eat, hidden behind it. Different symbols are visible on each door. After a few tries, the octopus accidentally chooses the correct symbol. In subsequent trials, the octopus quickly recognizes the symbol and opens the correct door, even when they are all moved around. If a crab is placed behind a door with a different symbol the octopus quickly learns the new symbol. In other experiments octopuses have shown ability to distinguish symbols about as well as a three- or four-year-old child.


Octopuses also play—there is no other word—with objects that are of no apparent use to them, such as little balls thrown into their tanks. These behaviors, and others, are unique among animals without back-bones, and more sophisticated than any displayed by fish as well as many reptiles and mammals.

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Prosocial capacities shared by humans and other species: empathy, reciprocity, altruism, bonding, play, tool use, communication
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Did Chimpanzees Just Reveal the Origins of Human Violence?

Did Chimpanzees Just Reveal the Origins of Human Violence? | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
The scientific community is ablaze with new research on why animals kill one another.
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Counting fish teeth reveals regulatory DNA changes behind rapid evolution, adaptation

Counting fish teeth reveals regulatory DNA changes behind rapid evolution, adaptation | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape.
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A Young Girl Meets A Baby Gorilla At The Zoo. Watch What The Baby Does To Girl!

What an encounter!
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Elephant's play behavior - video compilation narrated by Joyce Poole - YouTube

This video is a compilation of ElephantVoices footage related to the article "Elephants Communicate in Sophisticated Sign Language, Researchers Say", written...
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Beautiful cat and owl have always been best friends. Just look at these then-and-now pics…

Beautiful cat and owl have always been best friends. Just look at these then-and-now pics… | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Brazilian biologist Andre Costa loves animals, and two particular animals especially — his cat and his owl. And, as it happens, they love each other, too.
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Serious fun: animal assisted play therapy

We all know that playing with dogs and horses can be fun, but have you ever considered how important animal-assisted play be as a mode of therapy for people? Dr.
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Climate Change Will Endanger Hundreds of America’s Bird Species

Climate Change Will Endanger Hundreds of America’s Bird Species | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A Baltimore oriole. (Photo: Kelly Colgan Azar/Flickr CC 2.0)
By 2080, the Baltimore oriole may no longer spend warmer months in Baltimore and the tundra swan may lose much of its summer habitat in North America.
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Squirrel-like Jurassic critter fossils discovered in China shed light on mammals’ origins

Squirrel-like Jurassic critter fossils discovered in China shed light on mammals’ origins | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It may not have been the friendliest place for furry little creatures, but three newly identified squirrel-like mammals thrived in the trees of the Jurassic Period, with dinosaurs walking below and flying...
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First Orca birth in Salish Sea since 2012 cause for cheer, caution

First Orca birth in Salish Sea since 2012 cause for cheer, caution | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A killer whale has given birth to a calf in the Salish Sea, first such birth there since 2012. The new calf is a sibling to a whale born off Victoria’s breakwater.

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Sloths are no slouches when it comes to evolution

Sloths are no slouches when it comes to evolution | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Today's sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published today in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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Dog Waits Beside Its Cheetah Friend's Bedside After It Has Leg Surgery

While a cheetah cub had surgery to repair an abnormal growth in his legs, the cub’s loyal puppy companion never left his side.
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Video: Fish spits water like we throw spears

Video: Fish spits water like we throw spears | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Archerfish are smarter, more efficient shooters than researchers thought
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Washoe, a Chimp of Many Words, Dies at 42 - New York Times

Washoe, a Chimp of Many Words, Dies at 42 - New York Times | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Washoe captured the world’s attention and set off a debate over nonhuman primates’ ability to learn human language that continues to this day.
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Marine Biologists Release Incredible Video Of A Borg-Like Sea Creature

"I can't believe that's a living thing!" declares one of the scientists watching this stunning underwater footage of a siphonophore. The creature is not just one organism, but several that collectively serve various functions such as locomotion and even preying for food.
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Unusual species in Alaska waters indicate parts of Pacific warming dramatically

Unusual species in Alaska waters indicate parts of Pacific warming dramatically | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Portions of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are close to 5 degrees F warmer than average -- conditions that in the past have had a significant impact on Alaska fisheries. 

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"Unusual  species. . .?" An understatement

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The kindness of beast Mark Rowlands - Animal morality

The kindness of beast Mark Rowlands - Animal morality | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Dogs rescue their friends and elephants care for injured kin: are humans the only moral beings after all?
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How 'unspecial' are you? What other animals have taught us about human uniqueness | animal-behaviour | Earth Touch News

How 'unspecial' are you? What other animals have taught us about human uniqueness | animal-behaviour | Earth Touch News | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Every time we think we have identified something that is unique to humans, careful observation of other animals reveals that it is not. (Culture, teaching and tool use - animals do it too!
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'Third eye' helps sea turtles sense changes in seasons

'Third eye' helps sea turtles sense changes in seasons | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Thin area of skull allows light into brain
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These Wasps Built Their Colony On A Window – And The View Is Incredible

Here's something you don't see every day: A glimpse at the internal structure of a rather large (and rather occupied) wasp nest. Put down the flamethrower and check it out. Trust us on this one, you'll want to see this.
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New study shows impact of movies on dog breed popularity

The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and...
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Stalking Squirrels for Science | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network

How do squirrels react to being stalked by humans? The answer might surprise you. Have a look at this fun video that addresses this ...
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Eagle-eyed birds of prey help scrounging vultures find their dinner

Eagle-eyed birds of prey help scrounging vultures find their dinner | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how endangered vultures find their food, which will have important applications for their conservation.
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Dogs' Surprising Preference Revealed In New Study

Dogs' Surprising Preference Revealed In New Study | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
"Good dog" just doesn't cut it with pooches. Surprising new research shows that dogs prefer petting over verbal praise.

"I spend half my day talking to my dog," study co-author Dr. Clive Wynne, professor and director of the Ca...
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A new study reveals that dogs prefer petting over vocal praise.

A new study reveals that dogs prefer petting over vocal praise. | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that dogs prefer petting over vocal praise. Dogs will spend significantly longer periods of time around people who are more inclined to pet them, regardless of whether they're owners or strangers.
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Chimps Outplay Humans in Brain Games

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There are ways that chimpanzees are more intelligent than us

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