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Can different bird species understand each other?

Birds communicate in various ways, but I'll be focusing only on audible communication in this post. Robert D. Magrath, a behavioral ecologist at the Australian...
Baby Lamb Umbilical Cord

Do animals have umbilical cords?

All animals that are viviparous (give birth to live young instead of laying eggs) have umbilical cords. Since mammals are gestated inside their mothers, all...

Do ants have hearts?

Ants, and insects in general, don't have hearts like humans have hearts, but they do have an organ called a dorsal vessel that pumps something called...
Groundhog

What is Groundhog Day and where did it come from?

Groundhog day has its origins in an ancient Celtic festival called Imbolc, which was held on each year on February 1st.
Mexican Fruit Fly

Do insects get fat?

A Florida entomologist in the 1960s found that he could turn about half of a mosquito's body weight into fat if he handfed it...

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