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10 Best Articles on Animals

The most useful articles on animals from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Animals Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on animals by Refind users.

  1. Are Humans the Only Animals That Lie?
  2. Animals Can Count and Use Zero. How Far Does Their Number Sense Go?
  3. Timeline: The Domestication of Animals
  4. Why medieval Europeans used to put "bad" animals on criminal trial
  5. Do Animals Dream?

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on animals—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on animals.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Animals, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Neuroscience News

Official Neuroscience News Twitter. Brain research news articles on neuroscience, psychology, AI, neurology, brain cancer, robotics, mental health & science.

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Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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Singularity Hub

Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

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We monitor hundreds of sources on animals, including Quanta Magazine, Neuroscience News, Visual Capitalist, Big Think, Singularity Hub, and many more.

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