Jul 222015
 
Chimpanzees can quickly identify the faces like humans do

Chimpanzees can quickly identify the faces of other chimps, as well as those of human adults and babies. These new findings could shed light on human and chimp evolution, scientists say. Faces are key to human social lives, conveying key data about how one feels. As such, humans are wired to pay special attention to faces. For example, when pictures of faces are mixed in with pictures of other items such as cars and houses, people can detect the faces effortlessly. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Trees that might be easier to identify in fall

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Oct 082014
 
Trees that might be easier to identify in fall

Fall brings some spectacular views of trees, with their leaves turning hues of orange, yellow, red, purple and brown. But their changing colors provide more than just pretty sights — they can also serve as a marker to help you know what kind of tree you’re looking at. Here are a few trees that might be easier to spot in fall. Honey locust tree The honey locust tree (Gleditsiatriacanthos) grows across the United States, and is most concentrated in the central part of the country, […]

Elephants Can Identify Human Languages: Research

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Mar 202014
 
Elephants Can Identify Human Languages: Research

An elephant never forgets — especially when it hears the sound of an approaching predator. According to the recent research, Elephants — widely known as highly intelligent mammals — can identify different sexes, ages and even different ethnicities in human voices, a remarkable talent that underscores the animals’ sensitivity to social cues. To reveal just how acute the listening ability of elephants is, researchers recorded the voices of men, women and children from two different African ethnic groups: the Maasai, cattle herders who frequently come […]