Nov 09 2017
A University of Cambridge study found that sheep can learn to recognize human faces. During one set of trials, they were made to discern between their handler (whose photo they'd never seen before) and a new face. The list of celebrity images contained former president Obama, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson and British newsreader Fiona Bruce.
Many other animals are known to recognise the faces among their own species, while some - including macaques, horses, dogs, mockingbirds, and sheep - can identify individuals from other species too.
The Cambridge congregation included eight Welsh Mountain female sheep that learned successfully four different faces of celebrities, during the experiment.
In addition to being shown images of the celebrities facing forward, scientists also tested the animals' ability to recognise the faces in photographs taken from other angles.
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"Our study gives us another way to monitor how these abilities change, particularly in sheep who carry the gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease", she pointed out.
Morton and her team are now studying sheep that have been genetically modified to carry the gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease. "My guess is that the ability of sheep to recognize human faces is a by-product of selection to discriminate between different sheep faces", he says. When a portrait of the handler was interspersed randomly, the sheep chose them seven out of 10 times.
The sheep were less successful at identifying the tilted celebrities but still performed better than chance. Training involved the sheep making decisions as they moved around a specially-designed pen. "Although I didn't think sheep could recognize emotion, it made me think about face recognition as a complex brain process".
Likewise, when the authors of the new study swapped celebrity photographs with those of the sheep's handlers, the farm animals needed no training.
Nov 08 2017
Target Releases Black Friday Ad, Offers Early Access Deals
Target, Sears and Kmart have announced their top deals for Black Friday! Here are some of the deals each store will offer. Both stores are offering early access to Black Friday sales to members of their Shop Your Way rewards program .
Nov 05 2017
Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month
It's also a substantial chunk of singleplayer content for players that might want to try it out. Free to play is here, bringing a wealth of options for new and returning StarCraft II players.
Nov 04 2017
No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC
The matter was referred to the constitution bench by the bench of Justice Sikri and Justice R.K.Agrawal on February 15. The higher the degree of power, the higher the degree of trust, he argued before the Constitution bench.
Nov 03 2017
Low supplies, refinery work bumping up local gas prices
Those issues have led to the lowest gasoline inventories since 2015 when the BP refinery shut down in Whiting, Indiana. Because of Hurricane Harvey, some refiners delayed maintenance to cover production losses from the affected area.
Nov 03 2017
Trio in England squad for 1st time for Germany, Brazil games
The defender joined Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in 2015 and has made eight appearances for his side so far this season.
Nov 03 2017
All signs point to Osweiler replacing Siemian as Denver Broncos QB
Broncos rookie tight-end Jake Butt returned to the practice field; Emmanuel Sanders and Todd Davis also practiced for the Broncos. Last season with the Houston Texans Osweiler started 14 games and went 8-6 as the starting quarterback.
Nov 02 2017
Russia's Putin arrives in Iran
The Iranian officials have repeatedly warned that the accord would collapse if Washington officially withdrew its support. The next such summit is to be held in Russian Federation next year.
Nov 01 2017
All participants of global meeting on Syria arrive in Astana
Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman Anuar Zhainakov also told TASS that United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de. It is the seventh round of talks in what is referred to as the Astana peace process for Syria .
Nov 01 2017
New Far Cry 5 trailer is all about the co-op mode
All earned experience and inventory items, excluding quest-based items, will carry over after each co-op play session. A hilarious new Far Cry 5 trailer showed off a different look at the highly anticipated new chapter to the franchise.
Oct 31 2017
Israel Neutralized A Terror Tunnel From Gaza Into Israel
It went on to hold Hamas - which has governed the strip since 2007 - responsible for what it described as "hostile activity". The tunnel extended for over a mile, some of it deep into Israeli territory.
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