What separates your mind from an animal's? Is it your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future that makes humans the superior species? But these claims have been eroded – or even disproved outright – by recent studies of animal cognition. Based on research involving crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, chimpanzees, and bonobos, world-renowned primatologist de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals are – and how we have underestimated their abilities for too long.
Join Stacy Malkan and 15 plus leading scientists, farmers, medical doctors, business leaders, advocates, and wellness experts to learn about the genetic manipulation of our food system, plants, and animals, how to avoid GMOs, why GMOs are ground zero in the fight for a sustainable food system, and why this matters for the health of your family and future generations. Your choices today will decide the future of our food! Food is life, food is love, we have a right to know what’s in our food. Yet corporations are fundamentally changing the genetic code of our most important food crops without even telling us. What’s going on?
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each episode of How Smart are Animals? He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.
Prepare to be amazed, entertained and even outwitted by the world's Super Smart Animals. For centuries, the idea of intelligent animals struck most people as ridiculous. But not any more - the latest science reveals that animals are a lot smarter than we thought. Liz Bonnin embarks on a worldwide search for the planet's most intelligent animals, devising some ingenious IQ puzzles and even putting herself to the test to find out.