The Smartest Creatures on Earth

The Smartest Creatures on Earth

The difference between you and Chewbacca: Are humans the brainiest creatures on the planet? Here's what separates us from other animals.

The Origins of Words

Is it thanks to words that we have risen above the brutes?

If Someone Put a Gun to Your Head Could You …

How to discover options where you thought there were none.

When We Look Into Another Eyes

Does it matter if we're gazing at a loved one or a dog we may meet at the park?

Magic Tricks, Consciousness, and Mental Imagery in Dogs

A magic trick suggests that dogs have mental imagery.

Awareness of Death Makes Us Human

Here's how to manage the sense that time is running out

If You Remembered Every Single Day of Your Life—in Detail

"Superior Autobiographical Memory" inspires Louise Owen to live without regrets.

Anger: The Most Deadly Serpent Lies Within

The 200,000-year-old human health assassin

What Makes Us Human?

It is time to establish what we share and what we don't share with other animals

Symbolic Eating

When compulsive overeating becomes a language.

Matching Wits: Dolphin vs. Primate

Gauging the depth of our intelligence

Is Taking the Initiative a Sign of Intelligence?

Dolphins and lawyers have creativity in common

Betrayal of the Tongue

Decreased taste sensitivity in overeaters

What Are the Limits of Canine Learning?

Dogs have mental abilities equivalent to human 2 to 3-year-olds.