Watch elephant seals recognize every other’s ‘accents’

Male elephant seals roar at their opponents with gruff, throaty rhythmic sounds which might be specific to every person. Now, scientists have located that males of the species (Mirounga Angus tiro tris) memorize the rhythmic pulses, or beats, of their competitors’ calls, and use this to pick out unique individuals—the primary time the ability to apprehend the rhythm in others’ voices has been discovered in another mammal. The researchers had previously proven that after subordinate males listen to the call of an alpha male, they flee. But they ignore the calls of strange or different subordinate adult males. So the scientists altered the calls of an alpha male the subordinates knew. When these men heard variations of the alpha’s roar that had slower or faster tempos or a one-of-a-kind pitch, they stayed placed, indicating they did now not apprehend him, the researchers document these days in Current Biology. But the seals fled if the altered call turned into similar to his regular one. They realize each the rhythmic beats in addition to the tones in their rivals’ calls, the scientists finish.

The Blue Elephant (A Novel for Ahmed Mourad)

Did you recognize that your nostril becomes engorged with blood when you lie and this reasons a tingly or itchy sensation which requires a nostril rub to assuage it? So the following time you speak to a person, be careful with that snout stroke cue, however, do not rule out the opportunity that it may be a risk-free itch! You will analyze extra frame language studying hints in Ahmed Mourad’s new mystery novel ‘The Blue Elephant’ via Dr. Yehia Rashed, the clever psychiatrist, narrator, and principal man or woman.



Yehia tells his tale the day he obtained the dismissal caution letter from Abbasiya Mental Hospital that disrupted his five years of voluntary oblivion. He resumed his paintings as a Psychiatrist in section ‘East eight’, the section that decides the sanity and fate of crime perpetrators. One of the inmates changed into his vintage friend Sherif Elkordy, a psychiatrist too sarcastically, who was accused of murdering his wife Basma–shoved bare off the 30th floor! The two friends’ come across opened a Pandora’s box and rekindled a vintage romance with Lobna, Sherif’s helpless sister. Throughout the radical, Yehia tried to psychoanalyze and look into Sherif’s case and the odd tattoo; did he or did he not murder his beloved spouse and if he did, turned into him conscious, and why? Finding answers upturned Yehia’s once stable and apathetic existence.

The first lines simply found out the sarcastic, self-loathing tone of the narrator, in addition to his wayward way of life represented in beer bottles, weed, poker, and “The three most important innovations to mankind: electricity, alcohol, and Maya!” Maya is the scorching man or woman that appeared on the first page as Yehia’s bodily companion. Maya’s function became now not merely sensual; it has become life changing when she added Yehia to “The Blue Elephant for journey and tourism” that took him repeatedly to a mystifying unexplored world, in which he came out as an exclusive person! Those spooky trips, coupled with Absinthe and Jack Daniel’s, unraveled darkish secrets and implicated Yehia in Sherif’s case.

Ahmed Mourad, the creator of Vertigo and Diamond Dust, is a well-study Egyptian novelist and photographer. He engages his readers by blending truth with fiction and colloquial with formal Arabic. He also provides a dollop of contextual English terms to materialize his testimonies.

Mourad’s brilliant creativeness will make you petrified like Sherif, woozy like Yehia, chant Fayrouz with Lobna, smell violet just like the odour of Indian incense, hear smashing beer bottles, watch National Geographic on Yehia’s TV, appreciate Maya’s blue nail polish, faucet into psychology and taboos like alcohol, psychedelics, and unspoken desires. You will drop in at current places like Abbasiya Hospital, Osman Towers in Maadi, Sequoia and Deals in Zamalek, and Drinkie’s in Heliopolis in addition to historic locations like Bab Zuwayla and Sabil Nafisah Al-Bayda!

The Blue Elephant is a gripping psychological mystery novel with a dash of romance, lust, blood, violence, voodoo, and a handful of quips. You’ll examine this e-book in large chunks and the creepy stop will disrupt your bedtime recurring for an afternoon or two!