Headline of the Day: ‘Goats prefer happy people’

That’s from Phys.org. The lede: Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London. And: The study, which provides the first evidence of how goats read human emotional expressions, implies that the ability of animals to […]

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