first_img 0 Comments   Share   LISTEN: Adrian Wilson – Former Cardinal great, current Cardinal scout Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I’ve known him since 2005 when he was coming out of Alabama,” Wilson added. “He knows that we’re going to win, he knows that we have the type of players in the locker room that can help him be successful as well and he brings something to the table as far as helping us on the offensive side of the ball.”That winning culture is something that Wilson sees as a direct factor in the team’s recent acquisitions.“A lot of the guys that are coming in now, they see those 35 wins over three years and that’s enticing to a lot of players,” Wilson said. “At the end of the day, players just want to win.”Another factor in that has been general manager Steve Keim, who Wilson called a top-3 GM in the NFL.Cardinals fans were quick to be reminded of Wilson’s presence around the team back in January, when the man they call A-Dub was the first person to get to Larry Fitzgerald and celebrate after the receiver’s game-winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. The impact Adrian Wilson made on the field during his 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals was undeniable.Now, the Ring of Honor member is still making an impact off it.In a role Wilson called a scout of both college and pro personnel, the former Cardinal safety has already helped the team improve this offseason.His role in the Evan Mathis signing was something Mathis spoke of in his press conference.“I’ve been trying to get Evan here for a couple of years now,” Wilson said on Off The Edge on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “Even last year. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Adrian Wilson announces his retirement, Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Cardinals team facility in Tempe, Ariz. The five-time pro bowler played 12 seasons for the Cardinals. (AP Photo/Matt York) Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

When green monkeys spy a drone they use their cousins cry for

first_img By Alex FoxMay. 27, 2019 , 11:00 AM Humans have long looked for the origins of language in our primate cousins. But now, researchers recording the calls of West African green monkeys have underscored how different monkey communication can be from human language. A never-before-heard call the monkeys made when researchers flew a drone overhead is nearly identical to another monkey species’s cry for “eagle.” That similarity bolsters the idea that the alarms are part of a fixed repertoire of hardwired calls, very different from the creative, open-ended vocalizations of humans.East African vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) have three distinct alarm calls—one for snakes, one for leopards, and one for eagles. The West African Green monkey (C. sabaeus), the vervet’s evolutionary cousin, has alarm calls for leopards and snakes that sound nearly the same as the vervet calls. But researchers had never heard green monkeys raising the eagle alarm.To test the green monkey’s response to a new aerial threat, researchers flew a drone over a troop of the monkeys in Niokolo-Koba National Park in Senegal. Once the drone came into view, some of the monkeys produced an alarm call that the researchers had not heard in their prior 8 years of study in the park. The team recorded the calls and repeated the experiment with two other troops of green monkeys. They all produced the same unique alarm call. Days after the drone flights, the researchers played an audio recording of the drone, which caused the monkeys to sound the alarm and scan the sky. But when the researchers compared their recordings with the eagle alarm calls used by vervet monkeys (above), they found the two calls matched up almost perfectly, the researchers report today in Nature Ecology & Evolution. This uncanny similarity suggests the call’s biological underpinnings first evolved in an ancestor common to both species, researchers say. The results could lay the foundation for correlating the alarm calls with structures in the brain or segments of the monkey’s genome in future studies. Julia Fischer When green monkeys spy a drone, they use their cousins’ cry for ‘eagle’last_img read more