Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Douglas Adams was wrong. Dolphins aren't the smartest creatures on the planet.

When human measures for intelligence are applied to other species, dolphins come in just behind humans in brainpower, according to new research. Dolphins demonstrate skills and awareness previously thought to be present only in humans.

New MRI scans show that dolphin brains are four to five times larger for their body size when compared to another animal of similar size.