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Why are these mice shaking their booties?

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Pacifica Sommers is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. Here she tells us about this unusual mouse behaviour she witnessed when doing research.   What are these mice doing? As I looked through my video data for my doctoral research, I couldn’t help noticing they were, well, shaking their booties. Check it out [...]

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Sea Lion Bops to the Beat, Challenging Popular Rhythm Theory

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Remember Snowball, the cockatoo who won the internet with his dancing skills? Well, now there’s a new animal keeping the beat alive. Meet Ronan, the California sea lion who bops her head in time to Boogie Wonderland and other tunes (see video below). Few species apart from humans have demonstrated a sense of rhythm, and [...]

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The Secret Life of Bill Nye According to NOVA

I’ve had my head in the middle of a great deal of preparing coursework for my students and somehow managed to miss this series of videos in the NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers–all about Bill Nye! So, in case you missed these, too, here are the videos about Bill Nye all in one [...]

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