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Wrens so happy that they duet, but how do they do it?

not so happy happy wren

One of my favourite animals that I only discovered existed recently has to be the happy wren. Not only is it happy (just look at this photo), but it also duets with its partner in such a synchronised way that they are often mistaken for a single bird. Have a listen to this recording of [...]

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Gibbons Sing Like Sopranos


Move over, Renée Fleming. There’s a new diva on the block—a white-handed gibbon from the Fukuchiyama City Zoo in Kyoto, Japan. And though this small-bodied ape  may never star in a Verdi opera, researchers have found that she belts out her song using the same vocal techniques that human sopranos use to sing to the [...]

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Monday Music Video

How I wish I had a wonderful science Nobel Prize music video in honor of today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. Instead, I will feature a video about a piece of equipment that might be useful for those who do a lot of molecular biology, including those trying to understand the [...]

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