What are animals thinking? Chimps, cats, parrots, dolphins, and dogs have surprisingly smart and emotionally rich minds. The more we learn about the emotions shared by all mammals, the more we must rethink our own human intelligence. Confirmed: Dogs sneak food when people aren't looking. The economics of extinction: How long before Africa’s rhinos and elephants are wiped out in the wild? Setting sail on unknown seas: Mary Caperton Morton on the past, present and future of species rafting. Gary Jason on the cruelty of the ASPCA. Here's a startup pitch you don't see every day: An "Interspecies Internet" to facilitate communication between humans and animals. We didn’t domesticate dogs — they domesticated us. Aleks Pluskowski reviews The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages by Joyce E. Salisbury.

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