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Notes from underground: naked mole-rats and vocal dialects

Naked mole-rats are highly unusual rodents. These long-lived, cold-blooded mammals are immune to certain types of pain, highly resistant to cancer and able to survive up to 18 minutes without oxygen. They have a highly cooperative social lifestyle, rare among mammals but common in insects... click to read more

  • Alison J. Barker | Research Scientist at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 1, 2022
Exceptional hearing ability in a hummingbird

Many birds communicate using songs. Among them, the Ecuadorian Hillstar hummingbird produces a song with the highest pitch. Our previous research suggests that these hummingbirds produce high-pitch sounds to stand out from ambient noise. For vocal communication to be effective, the listener needs to hear the... click to read more

  • Fernanda G. Duque | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Biology Department, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 28, 2021