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Shellfish Feel Pain, Studies Suggest
Crabs, lobsters, shrimp and other crustaceans may experience the world more like us than we realize, though, with pain being a feeling that we all seem to share.

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Shellfish Feel Pain, Studies Suggest

Crabs, lobsters, shrimp and other crustaceans may experience the world more like us than we realize, though, with pain being a feeling that we all seem to share.

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Chimps Have a Sense of Fairness
Humans aren’t the only ones who cry “no fair.” In a classic test of fairness called the ultimatum game, apes will dole out an equitable share of their bananas — and when they don’t, their partners will complain, a new study shows.

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Chimps Have a Sense of Fairness

Humans aren’t the only ones who cry “no fair.” In a classic test of fairness called the ultimatum game, apes will dole out an equitable share of their bananas — and when they don’t, their partners will complain, a new study shows.

While other species may not spend their time sweating over quadratic equations like we did at school, they can carry out some pretty impressive calculations.


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Animals Are Moral Creatures, Scientist Argues
Until recently, scientists would have said your cat was snuggling up to you only as a means to get tasty treats. But many animals have a moral compass, and feel emotions such as love, grief, outrage and empathy, a new book argues.

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Animals Are Moral Creatures, Scientist Argues

Until recently, scientists would have said your cat was snuggling up to you only as a means to get tasty treats. But many animals have a moral compass, and feel emotions such as love, grief, outrage and empathy, a new book argues.

An Asian elephant called Koshik has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills.

Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin. The 66-year-old’s brain produces a level of gamma waves - those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory - never before reported in neuroscience. 
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Downing a cup of beans or lentils every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and possibly reduce their risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to a small study out Monday
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Most Whale Deaths Since 1970 Were Human-Caused
Getting ensnared in fishing gear was the leading cause of death across all species, killing 323 whales, while vessel strikes took the lives of 171 more. Meanwhile, 248 whales died of causes not directly related to humans, such as an infection, stranding or natural causes, the researchers said.
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Most Whale Deaths Since 1970 Were Human-Caused

Getting ensnared in fishing gear was the leading cause of death across all species, killing 323 whales, while vessel strikes took the lives of 171 more. Meanwhile, 248 whales died of causes not directly related to humans, such as an infection, stranding or natural causes, the researchers said.

If you eat fish, you are supporting this!