David Huddle: Animal Videos as Last-Resort Religious Practice of the Ruined Nation — Vox Populi

When politics became so deceitful and hateful that even the idiot president himself could see the country collapsing into chaos, we citizens . found the old comforts–food, music, booze, drugs, sex, and our churches–helped only a little and though suicide rates shot up, most of us lacked the nerve and/or the means to blow out […] […]

🛎The Conversation France: Sauver les orangs-outans : les enseignements du terrain

L’expertise universitaire, l’exigence journalistique   Leurs trognes impassibles nichées dans un splendide pelage roux affolent régulièrement les réseaux sociaux et tous ceux qui se soucient de la sauvegarde de la biodiversité. Les orangs-outans, ces grands singes anthropoïdes que l’on rencontre dans l’archipel malais, sont en danger. Et une étude parue dans Current Biology a ces […]

Sheep can recognise celebrities from photographs, says amusing study with serious potential

Catherine Douglas https://youtu.be/7a7MqMg2JPY Sheep are surprisingly smart. New research from the University of Cambridge shows the animals can learn to recognise people from photographs, even people they’ve never seen in real life, such as celebrities. The researchers tested the sheeps’ recognition abilities using images of famous people including Barack Obama, actors Emma Watson and Jake […]