All tag results for 'humans'
Not us personally but humans in general.
A new study has found that the Sumatran tigers are getting closer to extinction because of human activities.
The problem is mainly
Honey bees are not the mindless drones we think of when we think of bees.
The University of Illinois conducted a personality study on bees and found they can be everything from very outgoing to lazy!
They studied their brains and their "thrill seeking" and found that
Two marine biologists studying dolphins have found that when a new group of dolphins meets another they have a signature whistle they use as a greeting.
Sort of like a: "Hello, I am Delphino, of the clan Swimsalot."
And then the other group responds with their whistle like: "What's up, yo."
It's just one dolphin that does the whistle, like their leader.
The whistle was only used if they were specially interacting with another group of dolphins, not just near by others.
So this really is a "hello!"
A Cetacean biologist who read the study said this could open up all sorts of possibilities.
"We know dolphins learn to copy each other's signature whistles. What if they use a signature whistle to refer to a 'third party' or a dolphin that isn't there?"
Dolphins can talk smack on each other!
They're just like humans!
Shark fin soup is a cruel dish made by catching sharks, cutting their fins off, then tossing them back into the sea.
So not only is this meal crazy cruel, it's also potentially really dangerous.
We're surprised the secret service let Obama get so close to shark fin soup.
Remember when we previously mentioned he got take out from a San Fran restaurant that still served shark fin soup?
Anyway, scientists analyzed shark fins from Florida and found
Humans have a lot of sex.
Some more than others.
Compared to other species, humans have sex for more than just reproduction and (sometimes) for more than just the sheer pleasure of it.
Science has long studied sex, and tried to figure out why it is so pleasurable. We can only assume if sex didn't feel good, then why would anyone do it?
So then, maybe all animals are having sex for pleasure?
One thing that many studies have looked at is the frequency of masturbation in different species.
A surprising amount of animals bop their bologna.
Masturbation has been seen in dogs, horses, birds, walruses, squirrels, sheep, turtles, bears, elephants and porcupines.
What science has found, is that these animals extremely rarely ever "get off."
Researchers believe it's the human ability to "form mental representations of erotic material" that allows us to reach a climax so often.
When it comes to sex (with another, not just yourself) the rumors are true for the most part that dolphins and bonobo chimps are mainly the only other animals that have sex even when the female isn't in "heat."
So even though sex may seem relatively animalistic, it's actually one of the more human things you can do.
So get out there and be human! (Consensual humans, please.)
[Image via AP Images.]
Listen to Cher, she always knows what's in.
The Clueless actress and super star activist Alicia Silverstone is battling for animal rights once again! Her current target — the cosmetic industry.
Alicia has written a letter to the European Commission asking them to "Uphold the European Union's 2013 ban on cosmetics tested on animals."
According to Alicia:
"This ban was put in place to advance and modernize cosmetic testing and keeping it in place is crucial. We need modern cosmetics and chemical test methods that can assess how products will affect the human body. Testing these products on animals is inherently cruel–and it's not a good predictor of how it will affect humans."
She says pushing the deadline further would only delay plans to develop nonanimal tests that can better predict how cosmetics affect humans.
We agree, AND are totes proud of Alicia for all her hard work and passion!
[Image via WENN.]