I really like optical illusions: interesting effects such as parallel straight lines looking like curves, or the identical lines looking longer or shorter depending on […]Read more
Did you know that opening waste bins is a cultural trait in cockatoos?
I’ve written before about animal culture. I’ve also written about animals’ adaptation to urban life. This time I write about both: animal culture that is an adaptation to urban life.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
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 that rats can learn to play hide-and-seek?
Many pets like to play, not only when they are young. But have you ever played hide-and-seek with one? And I’m not talking about only […]Read more
Did you know that great tits are conformists and can form traditions?
Probably everyone in Europe is familiar with this little bird – great tit. And the winter is a great period to observe them as they […]Read more