Here’s something curious. The phrase “man’s best friend” didn’t appear in print, according to Google’s n-grams, until after the year 1750.
Photo taken October 11, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo with a Canon 60D and Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.
The Wildlife Conservation Society released new camera trap footage of the elusive African golden cat. One important outcome of their research is a new understanding of the daily activity patterns of the species.
Meerkats are one of the few other species in the animal kingdom that has something close to human-like teaching. Read about it in an old piece of mine at BBC Future: Pay attention… time for lessons at animal school Photo taken October 11, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo with a Canon 60D and Canon [...]
I'll be on participating in a panel about dolphins, animals in captivity, and the award-winning documentary The Cove tonight. Catch it on Take Part Live on the Pivot channel at 9pm Pacific/12am Eastern.
Probably the worst thing to happen to you, if you’re an animal playing the game of life, is to be eaten by some bigger beast. If you’ve already managed to successfully reproduce by then, as far as evolution is concerned, maybe it’s OK for you to shuffle off that mortal coil.
Last night, I joined a group of marine mammal and animal behavior experts to livetweet and liveblog CNN’s airing of the award-winning documentary Blackfish.
Join me and a group of marine mammal and animal behavior experts tomorrow as we livetweet CNN's airing of the award-winning documentary Blackfish.
I'm an animal behavior expert and I've lived in Los Angeles all my life. Why don't I know the birds in my backyard? In my latest piece, at Zocalo Public Square, I argue that I should know who my wildlife neighbors are, and that understanding our natural world can create a better human community, too.
Evidence has been accumulating for several years that contagious yawning is driven by social cognition. But how? And is it related to empathy?
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