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Do animals think and feel?
Marc Bekoff Ph.D.
Life with Riley presented writer Tracy Beckerman with numerous challenges as she transitioned from a stay-at-home mom to an empty nester.
A new book using on-the-ground research offers "a comprehensive study of what goes wrong in our disaster response that shows how people can better manage pets in emergencies."
A new book shows that veganism isn't only about food, but rather a holistic perspective that informs choices we make in numerous situations.
A new book shows how laws protecting animals intersect with family law, criminal law, wills and estates, and professional liability.
As squirrels assess travels while frenetically navigating intertwined tree branches, assessments of branch flexibility are six times more important than travel distance.
In 'Pet Nation,' we learn that sports, religion, music, schools, and civic engagement all play a role in building social capital, but dogs are the most powerful engine for change.
New research comparing young dogs and wolves shows "dog puppies are 30 times more interested in unknown humans than young wolves," confirming domestication affected dog cognition.
Research shows how bonobos and chimpanzees coordinate playing and grooming and form joint commitments so that they, like other animals, can agree on what they want to happen.
A new and beautifully illustrated book offers "an unforgettable tour of the insect world, presenting these amazing creatures as you have never seen them before."
A creative new study shows that dogs watch us closely, read our behavior, and know when we're telling the truth or lying to them.
A delightful, fact-filled, easy-to-read book contains everything you'd like to know about these remarkable and highly adaptable animals who almost everyone sees, but rarely values.
The riveting story of a tiny deaf blind pink pup called Piglet is a bumpy joyride filled with resilience and empathy.
The claim that dogs are deferential toward humans who dominate them consciously or unconsciously is misleading and doesn't explain marked variations in dog-human relationships.
An update on how brains create subjective experiences.
A study of mongooses shows that being held in zoos changes their social networks and being caged makes them more aggressive.
A new book by Eduardo Gonçalves details why Britain's top 20 trophy hunters do what they do and unabashedly gloat about killing for fun.
Many animals have trouble adapting to an increasingly human-dominated planet. Paul Taylor offers useful perspectives on whether we should interfere in their lives or leave them be.
Research shows animals who are thought to be beautiful are tolerated more than those who aren't—and their survival and coexistence with humans depend on how they're perceived.
There is a strong tendency for caregivers of free-ranging dogs to flatter themselves about their role in dogs' lives, so researchers asked the dogs what they had to say.
A new book by Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison is a virtual anthrozoological encyclopedia—a magical mystery tour—that shows how our struggle to exist has actually isolated us.
Reptiles have been often dismissed as dull animals with tiny brains and simple asocial lives. A new book dispels these and many other myths and shows they're not "easy pets."
Among many pieces of good advice, Dr. Carri Westgarth argues that rather than trying to punish bad behavior, it is kinder and more effective to reward the good behavior.
A new collection of photographs showcases non-humans who are forced to adapt to a wide variety of human-dominated environments.
New research shows that vocalizations are a mode of play signaling across different species, are similar to laughter, and can explain how a play mood is maintained.
A new book "The State of the Apes," another on animal perception, the rehabilitation of "bile bears," and two essays on elephants offer deep reflections on human-animal relations.
Ann Benvenuti's new book is a celebration both of humans who love animals and of the animals we love. It shows the ways in which we and other animals feel and think are similar.
"The Natural Dog" takes a holistic approach and shows how to create a safe and emotionally supportive environment while teaching your dog to thrive in a human-oriented world.
A new fact-filled book called "Super Fly" shows why flies—complex and wonderful beings who play many critical roles in diverse ecosystems—deserve respect for who they truly are.
Award-winning journalist J.B. MacKinnon, using a large dataset and information from his global travels, explains how reducing consumerism can save the environment and ourselves.
Data show committed meat-eaters struggle to endorse policies to change or ban factory farming, even after being informed about the risks of factory farms in the spread of disease.
Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.