New discoveries point to the presence of more complex forms of brain cells in Humpback whales, which might explain their high levels of intelligence.

Recall: the Japanese are set to begin slaughter of Humpback whales. Many environmentalists suggest it’s OK since the whale population is at sustainable numbers. As everyone who reads my pieces knows, I think this is wrong — we must take the welfare of individual sentient beings into account, and as the science continues to show, many animals are much more advanced than we once thought.