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Some Southern Indian Ocean Humpback Whales Sing A Different Tune
2012-02-02 13:39:10

A recently published study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and others reveals that humpback whales on both sides of the southern Indian Ocean are singing different tunes, unusual since humpbacks in the same ocean basin usually all sing very similar songs.

Image 1 - Pigeons Have Numerical Abilities Just Like Primates
2011-12-23 09:21:47

Researchers at University of Otago in New Zealand have found that pigeons are able to learn abstract rules about numbers, an ability that until now had been demonstrated only in primates.

Starving Orangutans Could Help Understanding Of Obesity And Eating Disorders
2011-12-14 05:39:58

New research examining how endangered Indonesian orangutans – considered a close relative to humans -- survive during times of extreme food scarcity might help scientists better understand eating disorders and obesity in humans.

Using Crowdsourcing To Understand Whales
2011-11-30 10:25:24

Whales have long been known to communicate through sound patterns, songs and calls. However there remains much mystery as to what these sounds mean and if whales have distinct dialects.

2011-10-20 22:41:48

Culture is not a trait that is unique to humans.

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2011-06-30 06:05:00

According to a new study, happier orangutans are more likely to live longer.

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2011-06-13 06:20:00

Parrots and Corvids frequently astonish researchers investigating animal intelligence, in particular when it comes to solving technical problems.

2011-05-02 23:37:50

When African Grey parrots talk, do they mimic sounds or consciously understand their speech?

2011-03-30 00:00:30

Lukas, the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder, will participate in an experiment designed to determine his level of self-awareness.

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2011-03-09 14:43:42

In the thick of whale season, researchers from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shed new light on the wintering grounds of the humpback whale.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.