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Dolphins Call Each Other Names
2013-07-23 13:08:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dolphins have previously shown the ability to perform simple math, rescue people and even spot mines for the military. A new study from British researchers shows that the marine mammals are capable of doing something else once thought to be unique to humans - call each other by name. According to the new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, individual dolphins have a signature whistle that...

Whistle Device Keeps Dogs Healthy
2013-06-06 07:21:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online San Francisco-based start-up Whistle wants to help pet owners and vets spot early signs that a dog may be sick. The company unveiled its new activity-tracking device on Wednesday, which clips onto a dog´s collar and provides continuous monitoring of the dog's activity and rest patterns, providing early detection of subtle changes that could suggest more serious health problems. The smartly designed device resembles...

Unique Whistles Allow Dolphins To Greet Each Other
2012-03-01 05:45:52

Marine biologists have discovered that bottlenose dolphins use whistles to greet other members of their species. The researchers in Scotland said they made recordings of dolphins swimming in St. Andrews Bay in the summers of 2003 and 2004 by using hydrophones. They said when the group of dolphins met up, they swapped whistles that outwardly sounded the same. "The whistle exchange is more of a greeting ceremony that communicates a friendly intention and is perhaps not needed to...

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2009-12-08 07:40:00

A gut-level connection with workers may be the key to encouraging whistle-blowing that could chip away at an estimated $652 billion lost to fraud annually by U.S. businesses, an ongoing University of Illinois study suggests. Though largely overlooked, tapping into employees' emotions and personal values can produce powerful triggers for calling out wrongdoing in the workplace, from petty theft to embezzlement and sexual misconduct, U. of I. researchers say. "It's very difficult to encourage...

2006-05-08 16:20:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported on Monday. Scientists have long known that dolphins' whistling calls include repeated information thought to be their names, but a new study indicates dolphins recognize these names even when voice cues are removed from the sound. For example, a dolphin might be expected to...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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