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A new study finds that bumblebees can learn how to solve puzzles from each other. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Can insects have culture? Puzzle-solving bumblebees show it's possible

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Macaques check out a camera in Galtaji Temple in Jaipur, India. Monkeys have been known to sneak into swimming pools, courts and even the halls of India's Parliament. One attorney told author Mary Roach about a macaque that infiltrated a medical institute and began pulling out patient IVs. Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey Thieves, Drunk Elephants — Mary Roach Reveals A Weird World Of Animal 'Crime'

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A new study examines whether or not dogs are able to understand the difference between a human's mistake versus active intent to withhold a treat. Os Tartarouchos/Getty Images hide caption

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Your Dog May Know If You've Done Something On Purpose, Or Just Screwed Up

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