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Whistled languages – like ‘local cellular phones’ (study)
Whistled languages – like ‘local cellular phones’ (study) ● “Whistled languages are a valuable heritage of human culture.” – explained a 2004 paper : ‘Bioacoustics of human whistled languages: an alternative approach to the ...
Interrupting people : the pros and cons
Interrupting people : the pros and cons ● What might you gain (or lose) by interrupting someone? The question has been experimentally examined by Professor Sally Dew Farley, of the Psychology department at ...
Bees also like (paintings of) sunflowers (study)
Bees also like (paintings of) sunflowers (study) ● “Flower colours have evolved over 100 million years to address the colour vision of their bee pollinators.” With this in mind, investigators Professor Lars Chittka and ...
Is Silver Vine the new Catnip? (recent study)
Is Silver Vine the new Catnip? (recent study) ● Effective though Catnip (Nepeta cataria) might be – in causing cats to sniff, roll over, and undulate the skin on their back (amongst other things) ...
Blu-Tack® for researchers
Blu-Tack® for researchers ● Blu-Tack®, say its manufacturers, is designed to hang posters, hold many ordinary household objects in place and temporarily stop leaks around the house. Since its ...

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