‘Hey I’m Dead!’ The Story Of The Very Lively Ant

‘Hey I’m Dead!’ The Story Of The Very Lively Ant
April 1, 2009

How do ants know when another ant is dead?

“They included skatole, a component of feces; trimethylamine, one of the essences of rotting fish; and several of the more pungent fatty acids that contribute to rancid human body odor,”

oleic acid — just a teeny drop of it — was all the ants had to sniff to think “DEAD!”


What separates your mind from an animal’s?

Inside Animal Minds
September 4, 2016

What separates your mind from an animal’s?
It’s a question we’ve all asked, but renowned primatologist Frans de Waal says there’s no point trying to rank who’s smarter or dumber in the animal world.
In fact, he believes there’s no clear dividing line between humans and the rest of the animal world.