Do animals cry?

Maria Konnikova on the appearance and the authenticity of emotion in the animal kingdom--and how we can use science to explore it.

Video: uncanny 3D faces show "parametric expressions"

It's watching us, and this is what it sees. Mike Pelletier explores quantified emotions in software, in collaboration with Subbacultcha! and Pllant / Marieke van Helden [Video Link] Read the rest

There is no crying in space

Or, rather, there can be. But it's really, really awkward. Read the rest

Chimps suffer mid-life crises

Chimpanzees and orangutans experience mid-life crises, suggesting that the causes are "inherent in primate biology and not specific to human society." [Reuters] Read the rest