Tag: Animals

 

Tag: Animals

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Casey the dog

Articles: How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

By Jill Suttie | March 6, 2017

A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.

 

Articles: Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

By Lisa Bennett | April 17, 2014

What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.

 
An albino rat prepares to help a trapped black-hooded companion.

Articles: Are Rats Born Racist?

By Bianca Lorenz | March 26, 2014

The answer is no, according to a new study. Social contact matters more than genetics in determining who gets help and who doesn't.

 
W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, 304 pages

Articles: Finding Morality in Animals

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2013

Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.

 
Combining wit with deep knowledge, Robert Sapolsky explains the optimal amount of stress.

Videos and Podcasts: When is Stress Good for You?

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 22, 2012

Combining wit with deep knowledge, Robert Sapolsky explains the optimal amount of stress.

 

Articles: Do Rats Feel Empathy?

By Marc Bekoff | January 12, 2012

A new study finds rats prefer helping others over eating sweets. What does that mean for the way we treat animals?

 
Little, Brown and Company, 2011, 432 pages

Articles: Urban Evolution

By Jill Suttie | November 4, 2011

A review of David Sloan Wilson's The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time.

 

Articles: The Kindness of Squirrels

By Jamie Gorrell | August 15, 2011

What adoption in the wild tells us about the presence—and the limits—of altruism in the animal kingdom.

 
Shirley and Jenny, who remembered each other after 22 years apart.

Articles: Animal Instincts: Not What You Think They Are

By Marc Bekoff | March 8, 2011

Marc Bekoff explains how many different animal species show grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and a range of other emotions.

 
Marc and Bessie, a rescued dairy cow at Farm Sanctuary.

Articles: Expanding Our Compassion Footprint

By Marc Bekoff | May 20, 2010

Marc Bekoff explains that if we want to understand the roots of human goodness, we've got to look beyond humans.

 

Articles: Birds Do It. Bats Do It.

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Alex Dixon | November 1, 2009

New research shows how cooperation prevails across the animal kingdom, report Alex Dixon and Jeremy Adam Smith. What can humans learn from other species?

 

Articles: The Compassionate Animal

By Marc Bekoff | September 1, 2008

 

Articles: Does your dog feel your pain?

By Alex Dixon | August 26, 2008

 

Articles: Games Animals Play

By Lee Alan Dugatkin, Sarina Rodrigues | March 1, 2008

Animal play is serious business, say scientists Lee Alan Dugatkin and Sarina Rodrigues.

 
A female chimpanzee (right) kisses a male as they reconcile after a fight. Research has found similar examples of forgiveness and reconciliation across the animal kingdom.

Articles: The Forgiveness Instinct

By Michael E. McCullough | March 1, 2008

To understand the human potential for peace, we have to learn three simple truths about forgiveness and revenge.

 

Articles: The Making of a Locovore

By Jessica Prentice | March 1, 2006

 

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