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  • Social Distancing is a Natural Behaviour in Sick Bats

    Social Distancing is a Natural Behaviour in Sick Bats0

    “If you are feeling sick, stay at home and avoid contact with people”. You have probably lost count of the number of times you have heard this sentence since the beginning of the covid pandemic. But the wise advice is easier said than done, most of the times; maintaining social distance from our peers goes

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  • Goats Also Pick Up Accents, Research Shows

    Goats Also Pick Up Accents, Research Shows0

    It is believed that the average mammal’s “voice” is determined by genetics, but new research suggests that, just like in humans, their surroundings might play an important role as well.  A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London has studied how goats bleat in different situations, finding that the sound changes when the

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  • Pigeons Can Reason Like Primates

    Pigeons Can Reason Like Primates0

    Perhaps one of the most hated animals worldwide, pigeons are actually pretty smart creatures.  Often referred to as flying rats and among the most disrespected species found in the urban landscape, pigeons are not famous for their intelligence. However a new study by researchers at the University of Otago, New Zealand, has proven that pigeons

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  • Rats Are Capable of Empathy

    Rats Are Capable of Empathy1

    Whereas rats are not the most desired companions in the house, they are complex animals; willing to help a counterpart even if there is no obvious reward to get in return. An experiment conducted by Bartal et al., resulting in a report called “Empathy and Pro-Social Behavior in Rats”, has proven how rats can be

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  • Complex Mating Rituals Too Difficult For the Female

    Complex Mating Rituals Too Difficult For the Female0

    The colorful feathers of male peacocks, complex songs sung by male birds and the calls made by frogs, are all meant to attract females. But why aren’t the feath­ers even more colorful , or the songs and calls more complex and melodious? New research suggests the answer must be sought in the cognitive capacities of

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