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September 7, 2017 9:36 PM Democracy By Sneeze: When Wild Dogs Must Decide, They Vote With Their Noses

Look deeply into those soulful eyes ... but watch out for that nose. When it comes time to decide whether to leave, this African wild dog may be trying to say more to its pack with the latter. Humans the world over have devised varied ways to note the opinions of a group. Want to cast a vote? Take your pick between ballots, raised hands or inked fingers 8

September 6, 2017 8:15 PM Wild dogs "vote" with their noses: African packs "sneeze" to make decisions

A group of wild dogs in Africa uses sneezes as a kind of voting system over whether or not to move onto the next place, a new study has found. The African wild dogs in Botswana flit between rest periods and energetic social greetings, called rallies, before moving to the next place. A group of researchers involving Swansea University, the University 40

September 6, 2017 4:20 PM African wild dogs vote with sneezes on important pack issues

African wild dogs have excellent table manners. The puppies are allowed to eat first. Able-bodied dogs share meat with injured confederates. And packs of Lycaon pictus vote that it's time to go on a hunt by sneezing. Neil Jordan, a professor at the University of New South Wales who does fieldwork in Botswana, spent four years working with the dogs before 7

September 6, 2017 7:39 AM Democratic dogs sneeze for their supper

An international team of researchers has uncovered an interesting technique packs of wild African dogs use to make collective decisions. Observing these creatures in the wild, the team found that they use their sneezes to vote on whether or not the pack should move off and start hunting its next target. The work stems from observations of African wild dogs taking 11

September 6, 2017 12:17 AM Swansea Uni study: African Wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'

African wild dogs vote over pack decisions by sneezing, a new study has found. The joint research by academics from Swansea, Australia and the United States monitored endangered dogs at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. They found the dogs used sneezes to decide when to move off to hunt after making camp for greeting ceremonies called "social 20

September 6, 2017 12:14 AM How African wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'

African wild dogs vote over pack decisions by sneezing, a new study has found. The joint research by academics from Swansea, Australia and the United States monitored endangered dogs at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. They found the dogs used sneezes to decide when to move off to hunt after making camp for greeting ceremonies called "social 12

September 5, 2017 11:41 PM These Dogs Vote by Sneezing

The way African wild dogs seem to come to a consensus might make you say gesundheit. Democracy isn’t just for humans. New research suggests the sociable carnivores known as African wild dogs make consensus decisions too—by sneezing. The canine equivalent of “achoo!” seems to serve as a vote for some groups of the dogs, which live in countries such as Namibia 7

September 5, 2017 11:06 PM How African Wild Dogs Sneeze at Each Other to Communicate

Co-author Andrew King of Swansea University added that the sneezes act as a type of quorum, where the sneezes have to reach a certain threshold before the pack changes its activity. “Quorum-like responses occur in lots of different species,” King said. “For example, ants or bees use quorums when moving to new nest sites. In the case of bees, which dance 19

September 5, 2017 11:00 PM Something to sneeze about: Democratic voting in African wild dog packs

Scientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting. The research, by an international team working at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Study senior author Dr Neil Jordan, a research 14

August 6, 2017 4:52 PM Swine Flu 2017 Back Again: 5 Steps that Tackle Swine Flu

Swine Flu showing similar symptoms as influenza. The infamous “Swine Flu” or the H1N1 Virus that infected 42,592 people in 2015 out of which it claimed the lives of 3,000 people, is back with a bang again. According to a disclosure by Health Minister, J.P. Nadda in the Rajya Sabha at least 600 people had died due to swine flu as of July 9, 2017. The virus 5