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Monkeys Synchronize their Actions just like Humans

How often have you matched your steps with your friend to walk at the same pace? We humans, tend to synchronise our actions with people around us many times like clapping after a concert or cheering for a team to win. Now scientists say that apes and monkeys do the same thing as well making it a common primate trait.

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Body Hair helps Elephants Keep Cool

Body hair in mammals has always been believed to be an adaptation to keep the body warm, but a new study suggests just the opposite. According to a new research published in the journal Plosone, elephant skin hair helps keep the body of the animal cool in the warmer regions it lives in.

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PETA: Shipment of 60 U.S. Lab Monkeys Cancelled by Air France

According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), efforts to stop a shipment of 60 lab monkeys from reaching a U.S. testing lab have been successful.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Asks Residents to Report Sightings of Rare Squirrel

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking residents in Florida to help them in an online research project that will help them determine the distribution of a rare breed of squirrels – the Fox squirrel. Fox squirrels have a long, bushy tail that looks a lot like a fox tail. They are about twice […]

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Dolphins can Talk like Humans

While it was always believed that dolphins communicate with each other by whistling, a new study suggests that the whistle like sound made by dolphins is closer to the way humans ‘talk’. The research team from Aarhus University says that the whistle sound produced by dolphins originates in much the same way as human sounds are produced by the vocal chords.

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Sea Urchins can Use their Whole Body as an Eye

Researchers studying sea urchins have found out that this marine invertebrate can use its entire body from the ‘feet’ to the tip of its spines as eyes. The findings have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Common Language might soon help Humans Converse with Dolphins

If new research is to be believed, humans and dolphins could soon communicate with each other using a common language. The development underway by the Wild Dolphin Project could fundamentally change the way humans perceive animal intelligence and finally give voice to the seemingly mute animal world.