START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Mice Can 'Sing', Scientists Discover


Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, odd, off-beat, research, unusual, interesting )

Carrie
- 686 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
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.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Alexandra Rodda (176)
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 S. (307)
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. (152)
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. (309)
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. (43)
Friday October 12, 2012, 3:15 pm
I'd like to hear them.
 

Florence 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.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.