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Science & Tech  (tags: researchers, elephants, cardamom mountains, dung, skin cells. DNA, environment, humans, study )

Lone
- 1141 days ago - khmertimeskh.com
Teams of 40 researchers went into a 100,000 hectare area of the Cardamom Mountains once a month between December and April, keeping their eyes down to watch for dung samples that could hold the precious skin cells necessary for DNA analysis
Elephants Avoided Extinction By Evolving Cancer Proof Genes
Science & Tech  (tags: elephants, cancer, cancer proof genes, science, evolving )

Tracy
- 1376 days ago - independent.co.uk
Elephants may have evolved extra copies of gene that keeps them from getting cancer saving them from extinction
Elephants Never Forget Old Friends and Are Social Network Experts
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Simone
- 2909 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
When it comes to relationships, it seems some elephants never forget. The Asian variety remember old pals and have larger social networks of 'friends' than scientists previously thought, a study has shown
Elephants Do Have Long Memories Say Scientists - Especially When It Comes to Danger
Science & Tech  (tags: elephants, studies, older elephants, scientists, survivors, discovery, research )

Simone
- 3043 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Elephants actually do have the long memories they are credited with - especially when it comes to danger, scientists say. They found that older elephants are the best at making crucial decisions about predators because they've experienced similar
Oxford Scientists Discover Elephant 'Bee Warning' Call
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, elephants families, studies, research, bee call, elephants, african bees )

Simone
- 3365 days ago - wired.co.uk
Elephants have a specific call to warn the herd of the presence of angry bees. A team of scientists from Oxford University, Save the Elephants, and Disney's Animal Kingdom studied elephant families, including individuals that the team already knew,
Not So Dumbo: Scientists Crack Elephant Code
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, researchers, studies, elephants, communication, secret language, elephant code, discovery, research )

Simone
- 3429 days ago - independent.co.uk
You don't have to sit through Dumbo and The Jungle Book to stumble upon a talking elephant: researchers in the US have discovered that the world's largest land mammals already communicate via a highly advanced "secret" language of their own.
The Truth Behind Elephant Brainpower
Science & Tech  (tags: studies, scientists, elephants, mindpower, research, discovery )

Simone
- 3435 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Are elephants so smart that they can spot the difference when they hear people speaking different languages? Armed with a giant loudspeaker in the back of a land rover, it is a possibility that researchers have been exploring on the plains of Amboseli
Elephants Use Mental Maps to Track Family Members
Science & Tech  (tags: Elephants, memory, scent, urine, relatives )

Eduardo
- 4239 days ago - newscientist.com
Elephants really do have good memories - at least when it comes to keeping tabs on where their own relatives are. They are able to recognize up to 17 female family members based on cues they pick up from sniffing their urine.
NJN: Elephants Can Literally Sniff Out Danger (2007-10-18)
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Jonathan
- 4288 days ago - publicbroadcasting.net
Elephants can literally smell danger, according to a study on Thursday that shows the animals can sniff out whether humans are friends or foes The study in Kenya found elephants detected both the scents and colors of garments worn by Masai tribesman who o
Mozambique Army Puts Elephants in Sights
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Esther
- 4301 days ago - news.yahoo.com
MAPUTO (AFP) - The Mozambican government on Monday authorised soldiers to gun down wild animals who are seen as a threat to human beings after a new report highlighted an increase in the number of deadly attacks. "The number of people killed by wild
Scientists Give Wild Elephants Photo IDs - Yahoo! News
Science & Tech  (tags: protection, endangered, India, elephants, wildlife, scientists, technology )

Valerie
- 4350 days ago - news.yahoo.com
NEW DELHI - Wildlife groups have created individual photo identification cards for wild elephants in southern India to help track the effects of poaching, conservationists said Thursday.
   

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