1. Dogs: Smarter Than Cats
This research probably won’t settle the age-old rivalry between dog and cat owners, but it does come with an Oxford pedigree. Scientists at the prestigious British university say canines are definitively more intelligent than cats. Their reasoning is simple: Dogs are more social animals, so they’ve developed bigger brains than their feline counterparts. Man’s best friend, in addition to always being in a good mood, can recognize images of itself and pick up nonverbal cues.