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Squids And Other Invertebrates Can Probably Feel Pain

The ghost of calamari past...<p>Do animals without backbones, such as squids, crabs, and lobsters, feel pain? New research suggests they do.<p>Evolutionary neurobiologist Robyn Crook and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center have recently shown that cephalopods (a group including …

Why do animals adopt?

In the animal kingdom, parents adopt babies that aren’t their own, and even other species, says Jason G Goldman. Why do they do it?<p>Is adopting a child a benevolent or a foolish act? If you were taking a cold evolutionary perspective, it would appear to be the latter.<p>For foster parents, there are …

Why some critters give up camo to look toxic - Futurity

Computer models clarify why animals would risk losing their camouflage in order to look toxic, thereby avoiding predators.