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09-23-2021
Scientists can predict bird calls based on brain signals
Building on previous research which used the bodies and brains of zebra finches as a proxy for humans, scientists say they can now predict a bird’s song by reading its brain signals. Silicone chips are implanted into the brains of small male zebra finches, common pet store birds. Using data from the chips, the scientists can predict bird calls. “Our work sets the stage for this larger goal," explained study lead author and PhD candidate Daril Brown. "We’re studying birdsong in a way that will help us...
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09-23-2021
Vampire bats hunt for food with their friends
Vampire bats are known to form long-term relationships by grooming...
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09-23-2021
Four new dinosaur specimens found at the Hell Creek Formation
The Hell Creek Formation, a rock unit stretching across Montana,...
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09-22-2021
Cooperative breeding protects desert birds from reproductive failure
Cooperative breeding in birds has long fascinated evolutionary scientists. This...
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09-22-2021
Worms without ears can hear through their skin
The roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans is an extremely common research animal...
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09-21-2021
Many Australian sharks and rays face extinction
A recent assessment of the extinction risks of Australian shark...
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09-21-2021
Hoverflies navigate by aligning their bodies with the sun
Hoverflies migrate south based on a combination of the sun...
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09-21-2021
Human whistling may decode dolphin language
Over 80 human languages employ whistling to communicate over long...
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09-21-2021
For Asian elephant calves, big sisters are better than big brothers
Elephants form close-knit matrilineal family groups traditionally contain genetically related...
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09-20-2021
Coral reef food webs threatened by the loss of picky eaters
Coral reefs are threatened by the loss of picky-eating fish...
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09-20-2021
Siberian dogs were shaped by long-distance trade routes
Dogs have been important to indigenous people in Arctic Siberia...
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09-20-2021
Pandas can thrive in less-than-perfect environments
In their search to understand what makes a good wildlife...
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09-19-2021
Children discover a new species of giant penguins
In 2006, New Zealand school children in the Hamilton Junior...
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