For a long time, people though that only humans have self-control, but this is definitely not the case; instead, it seems to be widely spread in the animal kingdom.Read more
Did you know that bumblebees find efficient ways to move a ball to a target?
Have you ever watched a bumblebee collecting nectar from flowers? At first sight, this does not seem like a very difficult task, requiring sophisticated cognitive […]Read more
Did you know that dolphins know when they do not know?
When I was younger, I watched “Who wants to be a millionaire?” on TV sometimes. You probably know this program or one like it, in […]Read more
Did you know that wild mice that live near people are better at solving problems?
Human activity is transforming the environment so much that many animal species are losing their place to live. But there are also a minority of […]Read more
Rats in action 2 / Szczury w akcji 2
After a handful of attempts (for video of the first trials see here) my rats figured out how to open my LEGO puzzle boxes. It […]Read more
Did you know how smart chickens are?
When I was a child, I often went to visit my grandmother in the countryside. She had a small flock of chickens that freely roamed […]Read more
Rats in action / Szczury w akcji
This time something different. I decided to test my rats on puzzle box solving abilities. Together with my daughters we made puzzle “boxes” from Lego […]Read more
Did you know that chickens listen to great tits?
Maybe you are familiar with this situation: a group of crows is searching for food in a meadow. Suddenly one of them gives an alarm […]Read more
Did you know that birds can plan their next day’s breakfast?
Many people think that only humans know about and plan for the future. They see animal behaviour that is useful for the future, like squirrels […]Read more