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The Thoughtful Animal

High-Flying Frog Was Not The First Amphibian To Reach For Outer Space

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The internet loves animals, and loves animals in surprising places even more. So when a photo emerged showing a frog flying alongside NASA’s Minotaur V rocket as it lifted off from it’s launchpad in Virginia earlier this month carrying the LADEE spacecraft towards the moon it was an immediate hit. It has since gone viral. [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Cognitive Chickens and Memorable Sea Slugs

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There is a rich tradition in psychology and neuroscience of using animals as models for understanding humans. Humans, after all, are enormously complicated creatures to begin even from a strictly biological perspective. Tacking on the messiness that comes with culture makes the study of the human mind tricky, at best. So, just as biomedical scientists [...]

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