Some of the great things I saw in Costa Rica.
Oxytocin is the hormone released when humans bond with each other, babies and pets. Meg Daley Olmert’s book “Made for Each Other” speculates on the original formation of bonds between humans and their pets.
This jaw-dropping story about the heroic rescue by a group of diving buddies of a trapped humpback whale comes from the geniuses at RadioLab on WNYC. What follows the story is a humbling analysis on how animals think, or more precisely, how they don’t think and how we impose human motivations on their animal behavior.