Talpidae http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30333/all en Moles sniff in stereo, experiment shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/moles-sniff-stereo-experiment-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moles need both nostrils to locate food underground, in the way that humans see and hear in stereo, according to research reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) has tiny eyes tucked between fur and skin and is nearly blind, with small ears attuned only to low frequency sounds.</p> <p>Curious to understand how the little creature finds food in the dark, biologist Kenneth Catania at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, created a plexiglass chamber in his lab.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/moles-sniff-stereo-experiment-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Biology Entertainment food Talpidae Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:16:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746570 at http://www.globalpost.com