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Science Explains Why Hyenas STINK! Who Knew They Had Such A Horrible Stench??

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Hyena stink is caused by bacteria??

Ever smell a hyena??

No?! Really?? Oh… well they stink. BAD.

Mainly from a scent gland under their tails.

Many animals like to rub their butts against stuff to make their presence known.

The same is true for hyenas. They can tell sex, age, family or clan and more just by smelling other hyenas' markings.

Scientists have long theorized that these smells aren't made by the animals themselves but

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Dogs Sense Other Dogs' Emotions Based On Tail Wags

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Dogs can be very sensitive to the emotions and energy of those around them.

But how do they pick up on these cues??

They can tell how other dogs are feeling by their tail wags!

Well… no duh!

But wait, not just whether it's wagging or not… but the type of wag!

Apparently, when a dog wags their tail to the left, it means negative, anxious emotions. When a dog wags to the right, it means positive and happy ones!

That's so crazy! We had no idea.

So, are doings doing this on purpose??

A co-author of the study looking at dogs and tail wagging, said:

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Killer Whales Also Go Through Menopause!

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Killer whales go through menopause, just like people!

Apparently Killer Whales share a rare evolutionary trait with us humans:

Menopause!

That's right, killer whales goes through menopause.

Experts say that this trait improves an offspring's chance of survival.

Orcas are one of the rare species that continues to live long after they're done reproducing.

That means that their baby has a great chance of surviving because he's got his mama's help!

The lead investigator of the study into why these whales have menopause said:

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Dolphins Have Names And Use Them!

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Bottlenose dolphins are so crazy smart and cute we want to be friends with one!

We'd swim into the ocean and introduce ourselves, then, the craziest part is, they could introduce themselves to us: by telling us their name!!

Of course we'd only understand it if we spoke dolphinese but it's still a pretty cool fact.

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that bottlenose dolphins have signature whistles and can use the signature whistles of other dolphins.

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Study Says Bee Venom May KILL HIV!!!

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Holy beeswax!

A new study has been published that shows that a toxin in bee venom can kill the HIV virus.

Scientists hope that this new breakthrough may lead to a gel that can be used to prevent the further spread of the HIV virus.

Here's what one scientist said:

“Our hope is that in places where HIV is running rampant, people could use this gel as a preventive measure to stop the initial infection."

That would be crazy awesome!!

We never thought we would say this, but thank the lawd for bee venom!!!

Watch an informational video directly (above) !!!

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Male Guppies Hang With Ugly Buddies To Seem More Attractive!

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In a new study at Italy's University of Padua, they found that male guppies would rather hang around less attractive males when in the presence of females!

This sounds like something that humans could use to their advantage. Ha!

What the researchers did was

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How Animals Express Pain…And How It Can Help Humans!

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Unless you're a sponge, you and every multi-cellular animal on Earth have nerves…and many animals feel pain just like we do.

So when it comes to mice, rats, and rabbits grimacing in pain, we SHOULD be able to empathize as we feel pain too.

In studies comparing "grimace scales" for mice, rabbits, and horses, scientists are quickly discovering how to identify and alleviate pain.

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