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DOLPHINS CALL TO EACH OTHER BY “NAME”


Dolphins Call to Each Other by “Name”

Dolphins produce an enormous variety of sounds and are known to converse with, and even convey instructions to, one another. Experts have long suspected that dolphins call each other by “name“—a unique whistle that identifies a specific individual. To test this theory, researchers recorded a group of wild bottlenose dolphins calling to each other and then played the recordings back to them. As expected, only the individual whose “name” was being played would respond to a given call. This is thought to be the first time such behavior has been observed in an animal populationMore… Discuss

 

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FLOWERS FOR GRAVES AN ANCIENT PRACTICE


Flowers for Graves an Ancient Practice

Flowers are commonly used nowadays in burial rituals the world over, but this is nothing new. Archeologists in Israel have found evidence that humans were decorating graves with flowers as early as 11,700 BCE. Impressions of stems and blossoms, quite possibly mint and sage, were uncovered in four graves in an ancient Natufian burial ground. The Natufians were among the first peoples to transition from nomadic hunting and gathering to permanent settlements and to establish graveyardsMore… Discuss