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Are you my mother?

Nannies and kids recognize each other's voices far earlier than scientists expected

June 24, 2011
These kids could be looking for their moms, who are just a call away. [Image Credit: Klearchos Kapoutsis]

Baby goats go through two stages: hiding and following. Scientists had a hunch about how those babies communicated with their moms during those first few weeks. Turns out, their hunch was wrong.

Are you my mother? by Scienceline

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Rose Eveleth graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in ecology and a minor in writing. She spent the last four years there poking around in labs, studying krill, climbing trees, riding bikes and perfecting her fish doodles. A sucker for being lost in strange places, she recently wandered her way through Costa Rica, Portugal, Tokyo and Bonaire and is excited to take her wandering to the epicenter of strange places, New York City.

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