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Scientists Declare: Animals Are as Aware as Humans

By George Dvorsky, io9.com, via Discovery Channel An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support …

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7 Olympic-Caliber Animal Gymnasts (Videos)

Are you a diehard fan who's watched every event of the 2012 Summer Olympics, or are you a long-suffering citizen who wishes everyone would just stop talking about the Olympic Games? Either way, yo…

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Young Gorillas Observed Destroying Poachers’ Traps

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger For Rwanda's population of Mountain gorillas, poaching remains one of the biggest threats to their long-term survival. But after decades of being a prime target f…

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Black Bears May Be Able to Count

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Further, rather fascinating, illustration that non-human animals can be far more than intelligent than they are generally given credit for: New research in Animal Beh…

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Elephants Know How to Cooperate

A group of University of Cambridge researchers took a classic cooperation paradigm commonly used on monkeys, adapted it, and applied it to elephants. Researchers gave the elephants a task to earn a fo…

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Sheep Much More Intelligent Than Assumed

Researchers at the University of Cambridge put Welsh mountain sheep through a battery of tests and concluded that the animals -- generally not believed to be very smart -- are actually as intelligent …

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Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats, Says Study

Researchers at Oxford University have conducted a study of mammal brain sizes and concluded dogs are smarter than cats because of their relative increase in brain size over the last 60 million years. …

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See Why Ravens are the Brainiest of Birds (3 videos)

We’ve shown you some amazing videos of smart crows. It turns out ravens are not only bigger, they’re smarter too. L. Kilham in The American Crow and Common Raven writes, “Ravens are, to enthusi…

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7 Animals Smarter Than Humans

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger Bodies that work with the Earth's magnetic field to determine location. Female-only societies. Telling whether you're a friend or a jerk there to make trouble with j…

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Are Chimps Smarter than Humans? (3 videos)

Chimps and humans are nearly 99 percent alike in their genetic makeup. Scientists and researchers have conducted myriad studies of their intelligence. These 3 fascinating videos show some of the r…

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