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The little-studied reptiles may use their strange horns to communicate with mates or rivals, new research suggests.
Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species.
It turns out the social lives of hyenas are powered by bacteria that live in their scent glands, according to a new study.
Marmosets share a unique characteristic with humans: In conversations, these social monkeys wait their turn to speak. During exchanges, which can last up to 30 minutes, marmosets engage in vocal turn-taking and they don’t interrupt each other, researchers from Princeton University report in Current Biology. “We were surprised by how reliably the marmoset monkeys exchanged…
A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify its voice, a new study says.
New generations of scientists must learn how to widely communicate science to better protect our oceans
Cotton-top tamarins can choose to keep their voices down when a predator or otherwise unwelcome visitor is nearby, a new study says.
The coral grouper communicates with other ocean predators to find prey—a surprising ability for a fish, a new study says.
Because their brains may be built that way. So says a University of Maryland School of Medicine study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, which found that young girls have a greater abundance of a protein that’s associated with language development in mammals. And this might explain why men tend to be less talkative than…