This Week in Science
Research Has Probably Been Overstating How Smart Dogs Are
And other science headlines you don't want to miss.
Humans Could Be Smarter In Groups, If Their Groups Had These Features
Collective intelligence is seen throughout the natural world, like in flocks of birds or schools of fish. Here's how humans could tap into their own kind of collective intelligence.
Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero
By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
At Least Eight Sheep in the World Can Recognize Barack Obama
In a new study, sheep can pick out a celebrity face from a rando's.
Who's a Good Boy?
He looked the same. I don’t know what I expected—that maybe he’d be on two legs, or dressed in a suit—but he looked the same: standard golden retriever, long yellow coat. Only his eyes were different.
Marlee Jane Ward
Ravens Are Smart Enough to Understand Other Birds' Social Interactions
In other words, ravens are really smart.
Goats Are the Bleating Geniuses of the Barnyard
Have you herd? A goat's head's super smart.