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2011-05-15 09:35:08

Just as we can tell our friends apart by the sounds of their voices and the way they pronounce their words, different sperm whales make the same pattern of clicks, but with different accents.

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2010-06-21 05:45:00

Scientists are now saying that marine mammals are not only smarter than previously thought, but many also share several attributes once claimed to be exclusively human.

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2010-05-24 06:05:00

A group of conservationists and other experts said Sunday that whales and dolphins should get “human rights” to life and liberty because of growing evidence that they are highly intelligent beings.

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2010-02-23 12:20:00

A new study suggests that sperm whales may team up and work cooperatively to hunt down and corral their food.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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