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Animals seize their babies by the scruff of the neck to calm them down

By admin on 07.09.2013

We calm our babies by slightly rocking, but we never think that animals can do the same thing.

Kumi Kuroda, scientists from the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research RIKEN ( Japan), decided to compare maternal behavior of humans and animals and suggested that when a cat or a mouse seize their babies by the scruff of the neck – it calms them – just as the child calms down in its mother’s arms .

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Dolphins are great mathematicians

By admin on 23.08.2013

During the hunting dolphins create from bubbles so called ‘nets’ to surround its prey and confuse it. Meanwhile they continue using their sonar. Modern high-powered man-made hydroacoustic systems can be easily confused by these bubbles as well. It’s because they reflect the sonar signal. But dolphins have unique ability to avoid them.

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