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2010-08-04 07:50:00

Public invited to take part in additional experiments A sixty-nine-year-old amateur scientist has discovered that her garden snails have a homing instinct. According to BBC News, the results of her experiment have wowed some professionals who previously believed that snails are far too simple creatures to find their way home. With the help of BBC Radio 4's Material World Program, experts launched a national experiment to settle the debate over whether snails do in fact have the homing...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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