Rodent Laugh and Sing

Many people are irrationally afraid of rodents. But a growing body of evidence shows that mice and rats are a lot more like us than you ever imagined. Did you know that rodents laugh when tickled? It’s true. They can also feel each other’s pain (or at least see it in each other’s faces) and […]


Communication among prairie dogs and other highly social animals is much more sophisticated than we think. Professor Con Slobodchikoff of Northern Arizona University has spent the past 30 years studying a foreign tongue. But there are no instructional podcasts or evening classes to help him: Slobodchikoff is trying to learn prairie dog. Prairie dogs, a […]