The numerical ordination of quantities would intuitively be thought to be just a unique humanly ability. However, the numerical capacity of perceiving number has been evident in non-human animals too, including dolphins, birds, chimps, ants, and bees. It is thought that the ability to recognise numbers is an innate ability that is not driven by […]Read more "The Numerical Abilities of Non-Human Animals"
Penguins can fly? The title of this article is sure to elicit raised eyebrows and deep furrows of confusion, but it is true — penguins do, in fact, fly. But, they fly underwater. Penguin flippers evolved in order to “fly” underwater, employing similar mechanisms of flight that birds use. Penguin wings are modified as paddles that […]Read more "Penguins Can Fly!"