Dolphins use whistles to call each other by individual names

Dolphins have individual signature whistles.

Humans use particular vocal labels for objects and for people. These are called words, and names. There are many animals that use sounds to convey information such as a wolf’s howl.  Some creatures, such as parrots and dolphins, can learn specific vocal labels. And wild dolphins are known to have particular, individual signature whistles. Scientists at Scotland’s St. Andrews University wanted to know: can these whistles be used as labels?

 

 

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FDA unveils graphic warning labels for all cigarette packs

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One of the graphic warning labels to appear in cigarette packs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a dramatic bid to get more Americans to quit smoking, on Tuesday released nine graphic warning labels that will appear on all packs of cigarettes by no later than September 2012.

 

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Laser “Tattoo” Technology Could Replace Sticky Labels On Produce

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Food ‘tattoos’ – an alternative to labeling fruit.

Those small and sometimes inconvenient sticky labels on produce may eventually be replaced by laser “tattoo” technology now being tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Florida scientists.

 

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Could MicroSD Cards Replace CD’s For Next Generation Music Lovers?

Could MicroSD Cards Replace CD’s For Next Generation Music Lovers? 

Could microSD cards – tiny devices the size of a fingernail – replace bulky CDs and intangible downloads for next-generation music lovers? Selling albums in microSD format is the latest concept from SanDisk, the California-based manufacturer of flash memory cards and developer of SD cards, which are now widely licensed.

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English is a Tough Language – 10 Crazy Examples

English is a Tough Language - 10 Crazy Examples

Surprisingly, few English-speaking people used this machine

It’s easy to make fun of foreign people who don’t understand English very well. But probably the worst offenders are us peoples. Yeah you, sitting on that green shag couch. We couldn’t sorta say anything greatly correctly if’n we tried. (Pics)

 

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