The Thoughtful Animal

The Thoughtful Animal

Exploring the evolution and architecture of the mind

Best of March, 2014


March was a busy month! Here's everything I wrote last month.

Here on The Thoughtful Animal:

Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick

Studying Contagious Yawning Might Help Us Build Better Societies

The Turtle with Human Eyes

When Animals Act Like People in Stories, Kids Can’t Learn

At Conservation Magazine's Conservation This Week blog:

Move Over, Chickens! How Can Koalas More Safely Cross Roads?

Are All Home Gardens The Same?

Sea Level Rise Threatens Our Cultural Heritage, Too.

The Mauritius Kestrel is a Scrappy Bird But Will It Survive Humans?

And in the Conservation Magazine Spring 2014 print issue:

Do Animated Animals on the Big Screen Promote Conservation on the Ground?

In my BBC Future column, Uniquely Human:

Can you die of a broken heart?

Why do animals adopt?

In The Washington Post:

Ailing dolphins found in aftermath of 2010 gulf oil spill.

In the Scientific American March 2014 issue:

Thought Control.

In the March 2014 issue of the Association for Psychological Science Observer Magazine:

Giving Psychological Science Away, Online

I also started at io9 in March. Here are the longer features I wrote over there:

Learn How To Be A Better Wildlife Photographer

Crows Understand a Fundamental Part of Logical Reasoning

How Do Pandas Eat So Much Bamboo?

More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

About That Giraffe and the Dying Zoo Worker: Your Questions, Answered

What Do Animals Sound Like In Different Languages?

Of Flies And Men: What Scientists Are Learning About Insect Aggression

Ukrainian Presidential Estate Included a Private Zoo

How Elephant Armies Built the Ancient World

Why You Should Care That Sea Cucumbers Are Going Extinct

What Can Crows and Ravens Teach People About Resisting Temptation?

Why Elephants Can Recognize Human Voices

New Law Could End Killer Whale Shows in California

Header photo copyright Jason G. Goldman

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