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Can dogs read their owners' emotions?

Can dogs read their owners' emotions? Copyright free image Copyright free: RobsonMelo
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2016
Does a dog know what you're thinking? Can your dog empathise? It's possible, suggests new research.

The dog beyond the mirror: Experiments with dog consciousness

The dog beyond the mirror: Experiments with dog consciousness Creative commons image Pup Fan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Dec 2015
Traditional mirror-based experiments might have sold dogs self-awareness short. New research using smell instead of sight suggests dogs might have...

Do whales commit suicide?

Do whales commit suicide? Creative commons image Bahnfrend under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
Are humans the only animals who kill themselves, or do other species commit suicide as well? David Lusseau considers the case of whale beachings.

The Hunt

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Updated 29 Sep 2015
New ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explores the dynamic relationship between...

Do sperm whales speak with local accents?

Do sperm whales speak with local accents? Creative commons image Amila Tenakoon under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Sep 2015
A new survey suggests that sperm whale culture might be surprisingly elaborate - and that whales have regional dialects.

Do animals have sex for fun?

Do animals have sex for fun? Copyright free image Copyright free: htraue
Updated 31 Jul 2015
How was it for Fido? Do animals approach sex in more than a - well, animalistic - way?

Meerkats as desert specialists

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Meerkats as desert specialists Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 23 Oct 2014
Meerkats are often associated with the Kalahari sands and, over time, have become highly adapted to the desert conditions. 

Kangaroo friendships

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Kangaroo friendships Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 22 Oct 2014
Just as humans benefit from friendships, kangaroos also enjoy being part of a social network, PhD student Emily Best explains.