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fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

thewhisperinglady:

flowerfistandbestialwail:


In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
“A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post


OH MY.

this just in: rats are more humane than humans

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

thewhisperinglady:

flowerfistandbestialwail:

In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.

The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.

The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.

“A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post

OH MY.

this just in: rats are more humane than humans

(Source: katreus)

rubyreed:

So, I created my own treat recipe 100% out of my imagination (and life experience eating many, many treats). 

This is my second time making them, and this time I actually wrote down the recipe! I will post it eventually, but I had to share this pornographic photo with you first. These basically taste like salted caramel Samoas. They’re calorie bombs, but they’re good for the soul. 

rubyreed:

So, I created my own treat recipe 100% out of my imagination (and life experience eating many, many treats). 

This is my second time making them, and this time I actually wrote down the recipe! I will post it eventually, but I had to share this pornographic photo with you first. These basically taste like salted caramel Samoas. They’re calorie bombs, but they’re good for the soul.