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Prosocial capacities shared by humans and other species: empathy, reciprocity, altruism, bonding, play, tool use, communication
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Small Brains, Big Ideas: Bees understand abstract relations despite lacking the brain areas thought necessary

In apes and humans, the prefrontal cortex is the seat of higher-order cognition, allowing us to reason about the world around us. Insect brains are much simpler and lack anything resembling a prefrontal cortex, yet a new study finds that honeybees can learn to differentiate between objects based on their relation to one another, such as “same or different” and “above or below.


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A group-specific arbitrary tradition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) - Online First - Springer

A group-specific arbitrary tradition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) - Online First - Springer | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
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Baby Goats Turn A Lounging Horse Into Their Own Personal Playground (Video)

Baby Goats Turn A Lounging Horse Into Their Own Personal Playground (Video) | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
If the movies I watched as a child are correct, farm animals share a special bond with each other (which is largely due to the fact that they can apparently speak English when humans aren’t around).
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Monkeys also believe in winning streaks, study shows

Monkeys also believe in winning streaks, study shows | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random.
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Captive Grey Parrots Suffer From Social Isolation Loneliness

Captive African grey parrots are often housed alone and have little social contact with other parrots. A new study shows that this can be detrimental to their health, well-being, and longevity.


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Scientists discover one-ounce mouse-like mammal related to elephants

Scientists discover one-ounce mouse-like mammal related to elephants | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny...
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Chimps prefer African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music, research finds

Chimps prefer African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music, research finds | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
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The shocking truth about electric fish: Genomic basis for the convergent evolution of electric organs

The shocking truth about electric fish: Genomic basis for the convergent evolution of electric organs | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Scientists have found how the electric fish's jolt evolved.
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Featured Article - Shell Games: The Curious Habits of Hermit Crabs

Featured Article - Shell Games: The Curious Habits of Hermit Crabs | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
While riding an Amtrak train along the coast just south of Santa Barbara I had an epiphany. It was sparked by the neatly parked RVs on the two-lane road along the shore below the train tracks. Are you ready? Here it is: Hermit crabs are the RVers of the crab world. 

Of course, human RVers

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The Rarest Whale on Earth is Bouncing Back From the Brink

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Closure of shipping lanes has helped the North Atlantic right whale population hit a new high.

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Drone films dozens of wild dolphins surfing together

Drone films dozens of wild dolphins surfing together | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
A quadcopter spied this pod of bottlenose dolphins riding waves near Esperance, Western Australia.

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Two crows kept separate by their looks

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Despite their differing colourings, carrion crows and hooded crows are almost identical genetically.
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Spectacular photos of bees as you’ve never seen them before

Spectacular photos of bees as you’ve never seen them before | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Happy National Pollinator Week!
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12 Sea Turtle Facts That Prove How Cool They Are

12 Sea Turtle Facts That Prove How Cool They Are | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Monday was World Sea Turtle Day, which means it’s the perfect time to show one of our favorite dopey sea creatures some much-deserved turtley love.

Below, 12 interesting facts about sea turtles, aka, the coolest surfers in the sea.

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The Best Part of These Remote Control Photos of Lions is the Joy of the Photographers

The Best Part of These Remote Control Photos of Lions is the Joy of the Photographers | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
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There’s something special about this video, and it’s not just the pride of lionesses who try to eat the camera mounted to an RC buggy.
Yes, the lions are amazing, and it’s so cool to see them close up.
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Chimpanzees observed taking part in unusual fad

Chimpanzees observed taking part in unusual fad | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered what may be one of the first non-human fads — a group of chimpanzees have been observed sticking a blade of grass into their ears for no discernible reason.
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Dog Play: Cracking the Secret Code of Man's Best Friend

A short video of dogs playing on ABC World News reveals their hidden language. Four basic aspects of fair play in animals are: Ask first, be honest, follow the rules, and admit you're wrong.

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Study finds dogs like treats, ... and, like earning them even more!

Study finds dogs like treats, ... and, like earning them even more! | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
In Dogs Like Treats, But Here's What Really Gets Their Tails Wagging, Macrina Cooper-White ...
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Animals built reefs 550 million years ago, fossil study finds

Animals built reefs 550 million years ago, fossil study finds | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
It is a remarkable survivor of an ancient aquatic world -- now a new study sheds light on how one of Earth's oldest reefs was formed.
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Check Out These GLOWING Fish! | IFLScience

Check Out These GLOWING Fish! | IFLScience | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Many organisms have been genetically engineered to glow: cats, mice, pigs, monkeys, dogs, and even

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Study Show Monarch Butterflies Employ a Magnetic Compass During Migration

Study Show Monarch Butterflies Employ a Magnetic Compass During Migration | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Researchers report monarch butterflies use a light dependent inclination magnetic compass to help them orientate during migration.
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The amazing emotional intelligence of our primate cousins

The amazing emotional intelligence of our primate cousins | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it

by Danielle Radin

Gorillas cooperating to dismantle poachers's snares, altruistic, food sharing chimpanzees, grieving lemurs performing death rituals ... Danielle Radin finds an extraordinary emotional depth and capacity for empathy in our fellow primates.


These new findings suggest a level of empathy and social welfare amongst primates never before studied.


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Software Used for Facial Recognition Teases Out Secret Messages Hidden on Bird Eggs

Software Used for Facial Recognition Teases Out Secret Messages Hidden on Bird Eggs | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it

Some bird eggs have visual signatures that help them distinguish they own clutch from impostor cuckoo .


For most honest bird species, brood parasites like the cuckoo are no joke. These sneaky free-loaders comprise about one percent of all bird species. Sniffing out false eggs is serious business for many birds. Brood parasites plant eggs in unsuspecting nests and leave the duped foster parents to care for their chicks—usually to the deadly detriment of the foster parents' own babies. 

Now, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge have discovered one way that bird parents likely keep an eye on their own eggs: with special visual signature. The researchers used the same kind of software that companies rely on for facial recognition and image stitching but applied that technology to hundreds of eggs of eight different parasitized bird species. They call the new program NaturePatternMatch.


The host birds, they found, have previously unrecognized egg "signatures"—essentially, secret visual cues that allow them to recognize their own among the imposters. The more intensely the bird species is targeted by cuckoos, the more complex and sophisticated their egg signatures. Some of the host birds, they found, produce exactly the same egg, whereas some show variation within their own clutch or between females within the same species. All of these methods, the team says, would likely be effective strategies for lessening the likelihood of being duped.


"The ability of Common Cuckoos to mimic the appearance of many of their hosts' eggs has been known for centuries," the researchers say in a statement. "The astonishing finding here is that hosts can fight back against cuckoo mimicry by evolving highly recognizable patterns on their own eggs, just like a bank might insert watermarks on its currency to deter counterfeiters."


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Fish Have Memories, Cognition, Complex Social Systems And Can Recognize Other Individual Fish And Feel Pain In Ways Similar To Humans, New Study Finds - FailedMessiah.com

Fish Have Memories, Cognition, Complex Social Systems And Can Recognize Other Individual Fish And Feel Pain In Ways Similar To Humans, New Study Finds - FailedMessiah.com | animals and prosocial capacities | Scoop.it
Animal welfare advocates should include fish in their lineup of animals to advocate for, a new Australian study appears to show. The study, Fish Intelligence, Sentience and Ethics, published last week in the journal Animal Cognition, shows that in many...
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