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Elephant Communication Has A Specific Purpose
2012-10-03 05:04:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A family of elephants deep in the semi-arid African savannah gathers around a watering hole, drinking, bathing and resting. The matriarch moves away from the group, turns her back and gives the "let's-go-rumble" — as it is referred to in scientific literature. This starts a coordinated and well-timed conversation between the leaders of the family, signaling that it is time for the entire family to leave. The rumble that starts...

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2009-02-15 12:10:00

Many a love-besotted soul has declared they would move the world for their true love, but how many actually accomplish that task in their quest to unite with a lover? Poets and romantics may argue the point, but research has shown that elephants issuing calls, including those of love"”more precisely, females in estrus"”produce not only audible sounds, but also low-frequency seismic vibrations that can travel through the near-surface soils for distances up to several kilometers....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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