Confronted by Drones, Monkeys Warn Comrades of Incoming ‘Eagle’

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Researchers in Senegal recently flew drones in the vicinity of green monkeys to see how the primates might respond. Incredibly, the monkeys produced an instinctual alarm call consistent with an eagle sighting. Kinda makes sense—except for the fact that green monkeys aren’t threatened by eagles.

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https://gizmodo.com/confronted-by-drones-monkeys-warn-comrades-of-incoming-1835066308

The First Detailed Study of How Mice Behave in Space Reveals Strange, Coordinated Zooming

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New research based on experiments done on the International Space Station shows that mice adapt quickly to microgravity conditions. Unexpectedly, however, some of the mice began to exhibit a rather curious circling behavior, zipping around the walls of their metal cage with reckless abandon.

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https://gizmodo.com/the-first-detailed-study-of-how-mice-behave-in-space-re-1833950925

Scientists Talked to Cats to Figure Out If They Know Their Own Names

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Plenty of cat owners will happily tell you their felines are capable of responding to their own names, but the scientific jury remains ambivalent on the matter. A fascinating new experiment suggests this might actually be true for some cats, and it’s a capacity very much tied to the social environment in which the cat…

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https://gizmodo.com/scientists-talked-to-cats-to-figure-out-if-they-know-th-1833785466