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Babies can hear words before birth and remember them after they are born – so perhaps you’d better be careful what you say!

Read the original research in PNAS.

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False killer whales can turn down their hearing when they anticipate loud noises – this protects their very sensitive ears from damage. This may have developed to protect themselves from the clicks and buzzes they make in echolocation, and could be used to help them cope with the loud sounds in the ocean made by humans.

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