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Birdsong Study Looks Into Whether Music Is Uniquely Human
2012-12-31 09:16:52

Many birds use song to communicate everything from threats to mating intentions, but are these vocalizations considered music?

Learning How Song Birds Sing By Doing The Math
2012-12-21 14:32:30

Scientists studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others.

New Tool Can Identify Bats By Sound
2012-08-07 11:17:02

Have you ever tried to tell the difference between 34 different bat species? A team of ecologists have built an echo-location tool which can identify specific bats based on their vocal signatures.

Sex Can Be A Very 'Risky Business' For Flies In Bat Territory
2012-07-24 13:30:39

According to a study in the July 24th issue of Current Biology, bats eavesdrop on the sounds of fly sex to earn themselves a super-sized dinner deal: two flies for the price of one.

2012-06-20 12:07:22

iPod owners aren't the only ones who frequently shuffle their favorite tunes.

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2012-03-23 07:01:22

In the dark world of the underwater ocean, whales need to locate their prey accurately and quickly. In low-vision conditions whales use echolocation to find fish swimming nearby.

2012-03-01 20:30:00

Nesting season for birds is right around the corner. With it, homeowners and facility managers will be dealing with pest bird problems and looking for solutions. Ornithologist Dr.

2012-01-09 19:39:42

An interactive tool developed by researchers from the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) will help wind energy facility operators make informed decisions on efficient ways to reduce impacts on migratory bats.

2011-11-28 15:15:07

By placing real and virtual objects in the flight paths of bats, scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Munich have shed new light on how echolocation works.

Bats Have Fastest Known Mammal Muscle
2011-09-30 05:04:01

Bats derive their ability to use echolocation, the bouncing of sound waves off objects to produce an accurate representation of the environment in total darkness, from so-called “superfast” muscles.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.