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To avoid drawing attention from predators right whale moms 'whisper' to their young ones

To avoid drawing attention from predators right whale moms 'whisper' to their young ones

A study on right whales shows that in order to avoid predators, right whale mothers 'whisper' (tone down their submerged vocalizations ) to their calves. The research is published in the science journal Biology Letters.

Scientists claim that planet 9 could actually be a primordial black hole with a diameter of just a few centimeters

Scientists claim that planet 9 could actually be a primordial black hole with a diameter of just a few centimeters

A recently published paper suggests that it is possible that planet 9 is actually a tiny black hole.

Can plants think? They could one day force us to change our definition of intelligence

Can plants think? They could one day force us to change our definition of intelligence

Some might balk at the idea that plants made of roots, stems and leaves could have intelligence or consciousness. But scientists have actually been hotly debating this idea for decades.

Why you should always shake hands with a robot

Why you should always shake hands with a robot

There are many unspoken rules of human interaction, whether that’s whether or not to look them in the eyes, the firmness of the handshake, smiling or words of greeting. Little things like this can lead to big judgments about trustworthiness or social acceptability.