In contrast to the lay stereotype, dominant people prove to be avid social learners, just like dominant individuals in the animal kingdom. Neuroscientists show this with a complex decision-making task. They offer a more subtle perspective on the lay view wherein dominant individuals ignore others' views and advice.
(Jim Benton) To some people, you’re bacon—and that’s not a compliment. Jim Benton reminds us that not everyone who is friendly to you is a friend. Now eat your dinner. We’ve prepared a nice corn casserole for you using a recipe from To Serve Man.
"As for me, I'm done making movies." Here's something to make you smile. GKids has released an official US trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary about legendary animation house Studio Ghibli in Japan. From director...Show More Summary
The animal kingdom is fertile ground for roboticists looking to improve on their designs, with everything from insects, fish, seahorses, jellyfish, caterpillars, snakes and birds providing inspiration. Now researchers at Georgia Tech are turning to cats to help soften robot landings. Show More Summary
"Thanks for the lunch, nerd." I don't mean to be speciesist, but it's a pretty commonly held belief that camels are the biggest jerks in the entire animal kingdom. Don't take my word for it. Go ask the next horse you run into. Or a sheep or a pig. Show More Summary
In the animal kingdom, the battle of the sexes often truly becomes a battle. Among chimpanzees, males may violently attack females, sometimes resulting in serious wounds. While unpleasant to watch, the frequent occurrence of such violence at several East African field sites suggests that aggression toward females functions as a form of sexual coercion. read more
For beasts that might seem far apart in the animal kingdom, these wild baboons and working horses sure get along. Quirky footage captured in the fields next to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden wildlife sanctuaries in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, shows the unlikely friends gathering at a compost heap. Show More Summary
The animal kingdom has lost one of its best known. Network sources have confirmed the passing of Jovian, a lemur who starred as Zoboo on PBS’ hit nature series Zoboomafoo. He died on Monday at the age of 20. From 1999 to 2001, Jovian...Show More Summary
This is a video of a little lyrebird making laser gun sound effects (among other sounds). Lyrebirds, if you weren't aware, are some of the animal kingdom's greatest mimics, and mimic the natural and artificial sounds they hear in their environment. Show More Summary
Disney may be riding high on their animation, Star Wars and Marvel, but that’s not everything going on in their kingdom. Later this year, they’re releasing the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Into the Woods, which stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine. Show More Summary
Critters. You can’t control ‘em, you can only hope to contain ‘em. The latest example of the animal kingdom exacting a bit of revenge over being used as props by sports teams occurred Sunday in Seattle when Taima, the Seahawks’ Auger hawk mascot, flew into the crowd and perched upon the headof a fan at […]
If you can photograph the architecture of the original builders in the animal kingdom with the same professional clarity and precision used to photograph human architecture, you’ll see that the work of animals stands up to anything we’ve made in our cities. Read the rest
Being a dog seems like the best gig ever. Possibly even better than writing lists. We are therefore not particularly surprised that other members of the animal kingdom want in on some of this furry, slobbery, holy-sht-was-that-a-squirrel-y action, as shown by the ample evidence below. Show More Summary
Square-Enix is giving the PlayStation 3 one last dollop of weird anime melodrama and Final Fantasy fan service when it releases Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix in December. Anyone who waited on picking up last year's Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, though,...
Justin E. H. Smith argues that humans “are not the only political animals”: There are overwhelming empirical data revealing, to anyone who is willing to look, complex social organization across the animal kingdom, including collective...Show More Summary
Bat Bat by Dooomcat The animal kingdom was tired of hearing about that man who pretended to be a bat while fighting crime, and they were ready for a hero of their own to swoop in and flap his way to fame. When Bat Bat emerged the critter...Show More Summary
Squirrels are the master pumpkin carvers of the animal kingdom This is due in small part to their sharp teeth, but mostly to their blatant disregard for you and those pumpkins you carefully selected from the farmers market. To them,Show More Summary
We share earth with some amazing, yet terrifying creatures. This Halloween we've gathered together some of the creepiest looking animals we could find. From the bottom of the ocean to the tops of trees, these scary critters hail from all over the world. Show More Summary
Chimps don't just live in the present, especially when it comes to breakfast. A new study suggests that these primates -- some of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom -- are capable of plotting out their actions in preparation for future events. Read full article >>
In Ancient Egypt, man lived in harmony with nature, which they observed with extraordinary attention. They had an especially unique relationship with animals. For the first time the Louvre-Lens is revealing every facet of this exceptional bond between the Egyptians and the animal world. Show More Summary