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Mice Can 'Sing', Scientists Discover

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The finding contradicts a long-held assumption that mice cannot learn to adapt their voices - a trait thought to be common only to humans, bats and a handful of bird and large mammal species.

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Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:51 am
"Oh Muse, come and let us sing of rats!"
This little Muse would have little trouble performing at a Lieder recital. The posture is already perfect.
Love it!

Ruth C. (267)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:13 am
God's wonderful creation!

Carol H. (229)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:00 am
animals are awesome!!! thanks Carrie

Suzanne L. (137)
Friday October 12, 2012, 7:39 am
I just love the picture shown above. but the one of the white mice all in the plastic box - not so much.

Carrie B. (313)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:06 pm
I agree Suzanne. Poor little guys.

Gretchen H. (3)
Friday October 12, 2012, 1:48 pm
Walt was onto something.

Debra Van Way (12)
Friday October 12, 2012, 2:19 pm
I especially didn't like the part where the scientists damaged the brains of the mice andfound they couldn't match pitch then. That is just so wrong. I don't see a benefit to doing that-but then I don't see any benefit to harming animals.

Veronica C. (37)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:15 pm
I'd like to hear them.

florene Eaise (132)
Friday October 12, 2012, 4:00 pm
Thats amazing lol noted thanks Carrie cant wait to tell my daughter she loves mice lol

Nan R. (0)
Friday October 12, 2012, 9:40 pm
That was amazing. Thanks so much for posting.
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