Cheers for Beer

First the facts and stats: globally thirty-percent of all food—with bread a leading offender due to its short shelf life—is wasted, amounting to 1.3 billion tons annually. Compounding matters, food…

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Thinking Livestock

There is more to farm animals than meets the eye.Photo: Tim Green / Flickr, source.By Maria Ter-Mikaelian, Ph.D.My two-year-old son is fascinated by cows. He loves to look at all…

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Do Rats Laugh?

By Megan McGrathEven before human babies can speak, they will giggle when tickled. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist of emotion at Washington State University, noted “if one wants to become friends with…

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Sharing Emotional Worlds

By Megan McGrathDo animals have emotions?The answer, from three leading animal scientists: Absolutely, of course, yes, animals do indeed feel pain, pleasure, and probably sadness, and they sometimes maybe even…

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