Do Humans Have a Madness Gene That Will Ensure the End of the Planet as We Know It?
There have been five great extinctions of species on Earth, all of them the result of natural causes ... But it also seems possible that we’ll do fine, even as a lot of other species vanish. A lot of species have already disappeared due to human activity ...
How smart are killer whales? Orcas have 2nd-biggest brains of all marine mammals
Killer whales, or orcas, have the second-biggest brains among all ocean mammals, weighing as much as 15 pounds ... "If this is the way they do things, then they are quite loath to do it another way." That last point, he said, is important to consider ...
The Humor Code
But whatever you want to call it, Burgdorf, a quick-witted guy with a boyish face and a sign on his office door that reads “Know It All,” has been obsessed with that strange rat noise he first heard in 1997.
Rat-Size Ancestor Said to Link Man and Beast
Humankind’s common ancestor with other ... some 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs had to die for mammals to flourish. Scientists had been searching for just such a common genealogical link and have found it in a lowly occupant of the fossil ...
Animals Laugh, Research Suggests, But Do They Have A Sense Of Humor? (VIDEO)
JB: Do all mammals have a sense of humor? Can they all laugh? I personally would have some doubts. But often, you know, we make assumptions about animals and we discover later, so I like to be very liberal and give them the benefit of the doubt when there ...