maggiekb at July 3rd, 2013 17:29 — #1
Brandon Keim has an amazing feature up at Aeon Magazine, about the idea of animal consciousness — i.e., how animals think and feel and experience their own lives. After delving into the chimpanzee experience of death for a couple weeks, this story really grabbed my attention. Increasingly, it's an idea that scientists are paying more… READ THE REST
eark_the_bunny at July 3rd, 2013 19:24 — #2
As one who has small birds, I know these little fellows have big personalities.
noahdjango at July 3rd, 2013 21:31 — #3
this was really great, i'm glad you posted this. the bit about the red knot buffered something I saw on PBS once. i've been trying to find the episode for the last ten minutes, but no luck. anyway, it was a mynah bird that lived with some dogs. the bird knew that when the dogs heard a certain noise outside, they went nuts and ran out the doggie door, barking their heads off. so the mynah would imitate the noise as a prank and successfully set them off. but get this: the mynah would laugh at them. i was skeptical when the owners said that, but they filmed the whole bit and I'll be damned if that bird wasn't laughing at those dogs.
antinous at July 3rd, 2013 21:36 — #4
I guess that this would be a bad place to post a recipe for cailles en sarcophage.
maggiekb at July 8th, 2013 17:30 — #5
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