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Latest Mobbing Stories

2014-02-10 11:05:48

When people see a skunk, the reaction usually is “Eww,” but when they see a group of meerkats peering around, they often think “Aww.”

Tamarin Monkeys Whisper
2013-09-26 13:42:17

Like victims hiding from a robber, a group of cotton-top tamarin monkeys whisper to each other in the presence of a potential threat.

Wildlife Critters Inspire Scientists To Build Deceptive Robots
2012-12-04 12:36:57

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other.

2009-06-10 14:09:55

Swedish scientists have discovered Siberian jay birds use more than a dozen different calls to communicate danger and predator category to other birds. The researchers said most prey immediately escape upon detecting a predator.

2009-06-04 10:08:51

Although it is a relatively widespread phenomenon, the experts have still not been able to come up with an all-encompassing and precise definition of workplace abuse or bullying.

2009-03-24 20:19:32

An employer chiding a worker so loudly co-workers can hear the incident amounts to mobbing, and is illegal, an Italian court ruled Tuesday. ANSA reported that Italy's highest court of appeal ordered a Milan company to pay damages to a 12-year employee subjected to continuous and excessive reprimands

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2005-06-23 13:45:00

There's more than meets the human ear when the black-capped chickadee lets its flock mates know a predator is lurking about by giving out its familiar "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" call.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.