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By Christina Larson, Associated Press
What can humans learn about ourselves from studying chimpanzees? Primatologist Frans de Waal has spent almost three decades studying the behavior and intelligence of chimpanzees. Now, he’s focused on their emotional lives--and he’s found primates and people aren’t so different…
By Jeffrey Brown, Leah Nagy
The average adult yawns 20 times per day. And when you feel a yawn coming on, it can be nearly impossible to suppress. But why does being around other yawners make you yawn?…
By Teresa Carey
Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? When scientists counted the brain cells in these animals, there was a clear winner. But the latest research on animal intelligence challenges all of the old-school notions of what it means to be smart.
By Rashmi Shivni
A new study shows it takes a little time before outsider dwarf mongooses will be trusted with a crucial job in a new group. But in these communities, immigrants are always welcome.
By Gabriela Quirós, KQED Science
It all started with an animal behaviorist who was intrigued by the emotional world of squirrels.
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