In animals as diverse as parrots, wolves, and elephants, scientists have witnessed a range of emotions best described as grief. So how do they express it? Readthis excerpt from Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina.
In other news from NOVA and around the web:
- There’s a neuron named after Jennifer Aniston , and it could actually be really important.
- Like popping pimples? Then you’ll love how the Surinam toad gives birth .
- Fearing the dentist might not be that unreasonable.
- The Washington State Department of Health announced the first measles death in the U.S. in more than a decade. Another reason to get the measles vaccine? It defends against other infectious diseases, as well.
- A rare surviving example of an Enigma machine is going up for auction.
- When it gets hot out there, these lizards turn into ladies .
- Playing Tetris after re-experiencing trauma significantly reduces the frequency of flashbacks .
- Scientists are making beer using yeasts found on wasps and other bugs .
- Science is weighing in on the health detriments of high heels.
- Our universe could be a computer simulation designed to satisfy the curiosity of advanced beings.
- Neuroscientists have linked the brains of three monkeys to create a superorganism .
- Continents might disappear into the sea within a couple billion years .
- In bear’s winter dens , scientists may have stumbled upon a way to prevent astronaut bone loss.