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Scary movie scores mimic nature's alarms

Jump-in-your-seat moments in movies can always get an extra kick from the screech of violins, and for good reason. Animal behavior researchers have found that the musical scores accompanying classic Hollywood horror and drama films tend to imitate sounds that naturally set people on edge.Full story

Dogs understand growls, even if we don't

Dogs emit two primary growls: one for play and one for all other times when dogs are angry, a study confirms. Full story

Male mice sing ultrasonic love songs

The ultrasonic songs vary widely, with some winning males emitting tunes that prove irresistible to females. Full story

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