Dogs do not feel guilty, regardless of their facial expressions and body language after they have misbehaved, according to veterinary scientist Susan Hazel. The latter explains that their apparent shame is reflective of our relationships with our pets instead of their ability to guilt. Guilt is a complicated emotion seemingly out of the reach of
Imagine a world where animals do not have to suffer at the hands of man. Perhaps, we might be getting closer to this utopia as a new paper in Science Magazine suggests that research on chimpanzees might eventually stop. Science has undergone quite some advances such that alternative methods have been devised to test theories
Nature hides much of her beauty from us. Sometimes, though, we are blessed enough to come across her veiled treasures. Such was the discovery of a mysterious octopus that displayed astonishing features in contrast with other known octopus species. A relative of the octopus was first discovered. This one was striped and extremely tiny, comparable to the size of the
Horses can actually pout and smile, and widen their eyes in response to feelings. A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has shown that horses have similar facial expressions to humans. Horse faces have proved to be more similar to ours that we would have thought. A wide range of facial expressions of
While nature is full of wonderful, awe-inspiring stories to tell of the lives thriving from myriads of species, it also has its fair share of gore. A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology unravels the gruesome techniques of a parasitoid wasp larva destroying its spider host through cold-blooded manipulation to survive. The
If we can’t walk and jump off the surface of water, we will make insect-like robots to do so! Scientists have created tiny robots that can emulate the motion of water striders, thereby allowing them to stand on water and jump into the air. The paper entitled, “Jumping on water: Surface tension–dominated jumping of water
Ants prove time and again that size is not necessarily a liability. A new study has demonstrated that they can synchronise collective ability to individual initiative for heavy lifting. Researchers observed a group of ants modifying their direction without resisting upon an “instruction” from a self-proclaimed, short-term leader. The findings have been published in Nature Communications.
Scientists from the Oregon State University (OSU) have recently patented a new variety of seaweed called dulse that has been used to create several types of foods, one of which is said to taste like bacon. The seaweed variety, dulse, from which a food item has been created that tastes like bacon when fried. Photo
A new study suggests that living near trees might improve one’s health. The researchers found that people living in urban regions with more trees felt healthier and were affected by fewer diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular ones. The findings have been published in Scientific Reports. Green environments are known to have beneficial effects on humans.
Just when you think the world couldn’t get weirder, guess what?! It does! Scientists have recently discovered a community of sharks living inside an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean! If this was a way to hide from humans, the sharks have just been busted! A population of sharks have been spotted in volcano Kavachi
A mysterious aquatic creature has been discovered along a shore in Russia. It has not been established to which species it belong. Its appearance has a hint of a dolphin because of its beak, but otherwise, it is nothing like a dolphin: rather, it is covered in fur and is extremely large. The creature recently
Scientists have finally made out what the strange tiny sea animal Hallucigenia which lived more than 500 million years ago looked like. The findings are published in the journal Nature. The Hallucigenia‘s complete form Until recently, the fossils of the Hallucigenia that were available were without heads. Consequently, scientists have been unable to generate a