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How to Effectively Address Snobbery Without Disrupting One’s Own Sense of Well-Being

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The ever-insightful School of Life offers an animation explanation of the concept of snobbery, stating that it comes from a place of insecurity and offers what can be done to effectively address snobbish behavior without disrupting one’s own sense of well-being. At the root of snobbery is a lack of imagination and confidence about how […]

Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used

Paleontologists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Dickinson Museum Center (North Dakota) have just published new research describing the behavior of sauropod dinosaurs, the largest animals to ever walk the earth. Sauropods, like the museum's own Haplocanthosaurus, are famous for their size, but it is their unusual feet that caught the interest of researchers.

Learning makes animals intelligent

(Stockholm University) The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behavior. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn...Show More Summary

Animal Behavior: Giraffe Vs. Lion…Who Do You Think Won? [Video]

Giraffe And Lion Square Off In The Desert On Planet Earth II Nature has a way of evening the odds when it comes to survival of the fittest. There are small creatures that have poison that can kill an

Animal Behavior: Giraffe Vs. Lion…Who Do You Think Won? [Video]

Nature has a way of evening the odds when it comes to survival of the fittest. There are small creatures that have poison that can kill an animal 100 x’s its’ size, and there are huge animals that can

Racist Trump Supporter Taunts Black Michael's Worker: 'You're An Animal!'

A white Trump voter went on a 45-minute rant in a suburban Chicago Michael's store last week in front of customers who recorded her unhinged behavior. This video is by Jessie Grady, who had come into the store to buy a Santa hat forShow More Summary

My Play

In social play, an animal again waits until safe and satisfied, and feels pleasure from a large variety of safe behavior within a distinct space and time. The difference is that now they explore behavior that interacts with other animals, … Continue reading ?

Butterfly mother's food choice for offspring changes with experience

Plants communicate with animals using a blend of signals that influence animal behavior. The balance of plant attractants and deterrents partly determine the ultimate level of damage that an animal herbivore imposes on a plant. These...Show More Summary

The Animal Restlessness in Artificial Objects

When the artist Thomas Jackson began working on “Emergent Behavior,” in 2011, he started with found objects. He collected fallen leaves in the Catskills and picked junk off the street in New York, then moved on to purchasing hundreds of cups and cheese balls, construction fences, glow necklaces, hula hoops, and balloons. Show More Summary

Something Fishy About That Complaint

Pet Store | FL, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Crazy Requests Non-Dialogue Pets & Animals Tags: Pet Store Despite my great record and all the compliments about me from other customers, my manager penalized me for the complaint, suggesting...Show More Summary

A Lavishly Illuminated Medieval Bestiary Goes Online

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Aberdeen Bestiary is filled with paintings of animals that illustrate tales of moral behavior. You can now page through it online. The post A Lavishly Illuminated Medieval Bestiary Goes Online appeared first on Hyperallergic.

"When officers arrived at the home, they found several wild animals all roaming freely inside Meyer’s home, including three tigers, a cougar, a skunk and a fox..."

"... police said. They also found Meyer’s 14-year-old daughter in the home during that time, police said."The news clip at the link doesn't mention the selfie angle to this woman's behavior, but here's the screen grab I made:

The Science Behind Smiling

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

On The Origin of Species is Darwin's most famous work, but he also wrote a much lesser known book titled The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, where he claimed that all humans show emotion through similar behaviors.ThisShow More Summary

New Poster! The Body Language of Feline Anxiety

The first step to keeping animals calm is understanding their way of communicating with us humans. We’ve covered the important cues to dog behavior in our Body Language of Fear in Dogs poster. Now we have those same cues in poster form for cats! This informative tool can now be downloaded as a pdf, which means … Continued

Jim Harbaugh really loves SpongeBob SquarePants: 'I model my behavior by him'

Despite Jim Harbaugh’s intensity, he’s got a pretty good sense of humor about himself — and some good taste in animated (...)

Googly Eyed Stubby Squid, Bobtail Squid, Flapjack Octopus, Dumbo Octopus,Vampire Squid, & Snail Fish (Nautilus Live Videos)

To the eyes of a land mammal, the deep ocean is a strange place. The colors, shapes, movements, and animal behaviors are quite different. With that in mind, the team of the Nautilus deep-sea submersible has a nice collection of videos and images on its website free for perusing. Show More Summary

Scientists prove how genetics change behavior by studying worms' foraging strategies

(Rockefeller University) Like all animals, C. elegans worms pay attention to their peers and can adjust their behavior in response to competition. Neuroscientists have discovered a genetic component of this social phenomenon, providing concrete biological evidence for game theory.

Animals Being Weirdos

The Pet Collective presents a compilation of some of the weirdest pet behaviors, from strange sounds, to goofy poses, to animals too clever for their own good, and some downright stupid ones.

Lady Meerkats Make More Testosterone Than Males

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Testosterone-fueled bad behavior is as common in meerkats as it is among other animals. But there’s one major difference: In meerkat society, scientists say, it’s the females doing the misbehaving.

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