Yawning toons make an ape gape

Computer animations of yawning chimpanzees provoke the same irresistible grins in real chimps, according to an unusual study released Wednesday.

Which groups of people tend to overestimate their IQ?

Vaitsa Giannoul, a social scientist with European University Cyprus, has looked into the question of which group or groups of people tend to overestimate their own level of intelligence. The study is published in the journal ...

Nudging donors toward more effective giving

Americans are generous when it comes to charitable giving, donating more than $480 billion in 2021 (or roughly 2% of GDP). Yet very few of those dollars reflect so-called effective giving, a term for donations that make greater ...

Young chimpanzees and human teens share risk-taking behaviors

Adolescent chimpanzees share some of the same risk-taking behaviors as human teens, but they may be less impulsive than their human counterparts, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. ...

Dogs cry more when reunited with their owners

Dogs and humans clearly have a special bond. But do dogs, like humans, produce more tears at times when they are flooded with emotion? A new study reported in Current Biology on August 22—which may be the first to look ...

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