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Humans Are Dumb At Figuring Out How Smart Animals Are

And that has major implications for what rights we think they’re owed.<p>If an animal is smart enough, should we treat it like a human? An abstract …

Human Rights

In a Few Centuries, Cows Could Be the Largest Land Animals Left

Throughout our entire history, humans and other hominins have selectively killed off the largest mammals.<p>There used to be a type of elephant called <i>Palaeoloxodon</i> that could have rested its chin on the head of a modern African elephant. There was a hornless rhino called <i>Paraceratherium</i>, which was at …

Paleontology

Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

Cockatoos are smart birds, and the Goffin’s cockatoos in a Vienna lab are among the smartest. In an experiment reported about a year ago, they turned out to be real stars at making tools from a variety of materials in order to get a treat.<p>In a new study, researchers tested the birds’ ability to …

Research

The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels

The oceans could see losses in fisheries and a collapse of marine ecosystems<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Global climate change produces many effects — warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer water expands and raises …

A Physics Professor Explains the Science of Smashing Bricks Without Breaking Your Hand

Few things in life inspire the sort of jaw-dropping amazement as witnessing someone smash bricks with his bare hands for the first time. I’d always …

Physics

7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Weird

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

How The Turtle Got Its Shell

The fossilized remains of a bizarre-looking reptile are giving scientists new insights into how turtles got their distinctive shells.<p>Some 240 million years ago, this early turtle-like creature lived in a large lake, in a fairly warm, subtropical climate. But it didn't have the kind of shell modern …

Paleontology

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Birds

15 Pineapple DIY Projects to Make This Summer

Perhaps it’s a tropical case of wanderlust. Maybe it’s an insatiable sweet tooth. But, right now? Pineapples seem to be the new black. The delicious fruit is popping up everywhere from fashion to home goods to party decor. And you know what? We’re not mad about it at all. We’ve embraced the …