One small-brained Kenyan bird creates complex societies, and it can teach us about our own

Big brains aren’t required to form complex communities, finds a new study of vulturine guineafowls in Kenya. The prevailing consensus up to now was that only animals with large brains such as humans, primates, elephants, porpoises, and giraffes, can form complex, multilevel societies. However, new research shows that this isn’t the case. The study reports […]

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If you think cats are antisocial, it’s probably you, new study concludes

Despite being intertwined with humans for millennia and enjoying dramatic internet popularity, the personality of cats remains surprisingly understudied. A new research paper concludes that if you feel cats are antisocial — it’s probably you. It’s not Fluffy’s fault — it’s probably yours. Isn’t that right, Fluffy? We all know how cats can be… demanding, […]

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