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Happy New Year!

Even though I’m on a mini-blogcation (owing to my temporary residence in the Cave of Open Lab), I’d like to take a moment to wish all of my readers and friends across the blogosphere, a very Happy New Year. I plan on being back to a somewhat normal blogging schedule in about a week (something…

Social Cognition in Polar Bears

In most zoos and animal parks, polar bears (ursus maritimus) attract such a disproportionate amount of attention that they are referred to in the industry as “charismatic megafauna,” or in other words, “really cool animals.” Perhaps it is because it is especially rare for the average zoo-goer to happen upon a polar bear in the…

Bears Gone Fishing

“The problem is that most bears don’t like to get their ears wet.” That is the problem, isn’t it? Another awesome video courtesy of the folks at BBC Earth “Life Is”. Narrated by (who else?) David Attenborough.