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Tue, Apr 07

Squeaky serenade

Duke scientists have discovered that male mice woo females with ultrasonic songs.

The study shows for the first time that mouse song varies depending on the context and that male mice have a specific style of vocalisation reserved for when they smell a female in the vicinity.

In turn, females appear to be more interested in this specific style of serenade than other types of squeak that male mice produce.

Read more from The Guardian.