And the Grammy goes to . . . .
According to a neurobiologist at Washington University in St. Louis, the ultrasonic chirps of male mice are songs. This conclusion, based on a new study, allows mice to join whales, bats, insects and birds in the select club of animals that sing.
But the chirps are eight octaves above middle C on a piano - about two octaves too high for humans to hear. So a researcher makes the songs audible by shifting the pitch with software or by slowing down the playback, like spinning a 45 rpm record at 33 rpm. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covers this beat.
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