Emma Bryce
Emma Bryce
Science + health + enviro journalist with clips in Guardian / Wired UK / TED Ed / Audubon / AnthropoceneSource
London, England
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Which animals sing?

Which animals sing?

Two creatures sing sweetly to each other, exchanging a series of trills, cheeps and chirps. If you close your eyes and listen, you might believe you are hearing two birds. But you'd be mistaken. In fact, this is the vocal repertoire of a pair of Alston's singing mice (Scotinomys teguina), diminutive rodents that are found in the cloud forests of Central America and communicate by singing passionately to their companions. Their sounds mostly fall outside our audible range, and so researchers revealed their sweet symphonies by recording their vocalizations at a frequency we can hear. But...

Oct 18
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Was Manhattan really sold for $24 worth of beads and trinkets?

Was Manhattan really sold for $24 worth of beads and trinkets?

Live Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.In 1609, Henry Hudson in present-day New York that would one day bear his name. The Englishman was an emissary of the Dutch and had been dispatched to chart a new passage to Asia, where the Dutch West India Company wanted to expand its trade. Hudson ultimately failed at that task, but his journey laid the groundwork for the Dutch colonization of New York. "It would have been so beautiful," said Eric Sanderson, a landscape ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society...

April 4, 2021
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