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Apr 26, 2016 07:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Slime mold, a unicellular organism at the bottom of the food chain, can learn, a finding that has important implications for understanding the evolution of learning, as well as how many creatures can be 'smart' and successful without a brain.
Feb 2, 2016 12:03 PM ET // AFP
The finding suggests the birds are able to understand what might be going on in the mind of another individual.
Dec 15, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
With just a stray date pit, pebble and seashell, a group of parrots figured out how to make a nutritional supplement.
Jun 11, 2015 11:39 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Pigs may oink and bring home the bacon for some, but they also turn out to be intelligent and empathetic beings.
Mar 25, 2015 09:20 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
There are some surprising entries on a new list of intelligent animals, including a small lizard and a furry animal that might be in your home now.
Jan 30, 2015 11:50 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Scientists found that chicks seem to count upwards moving from left to right.
Apr 10, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
The ability to categorize has long been thought to be a hallmark of human intelligence. New findings suggest pigeons do it too.
Apr 2, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
From an elephant that speaks Korean to goldfish that distinguish Bach from Stravinsky, the animal kingdom is full of non-human brainiacs.
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