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Fish recognize themselves in the mirror

Fish recognize themselves in the mirror

Science
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, a small saltwater fish, can recognize itself in the mirror. When scientists present the colorful reef fish with a reflection of itself, the fish attempts to remove marks on its body, the most common tests for identifying self-awareness among animals. The research was conducted scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany and Osaka City University in Japan. The results were published this week in the journal PLOS Biology. Authors of the new study acknowledge that the reaction to their findings will depend largely on how one interprets the legitimacy or significance of the mirror test. "The behaviors we observe leave little doubt that this fish behaviorally fulfills all criteria of the mirror test as originally ...
It's not up to clients to protect themselves from irrationality: Advisor

It's not up to clients to protect themselves from irrationality: Advisor

Finance
Recent stock market swings in and out of correction territory despite overall good economic news have reminded investors that such wild volatility is always a possibility. While experienced financial professionals generally take such developments in stride, how can their clients protect themselves from their own emotional reactions?The best way to avoid irrational decisions as an investor is to turn off the financial news, said certified financial planner Rick Waechter, founder of Old Peak Finance."Investing requires a long-term view," he said. "The news is by definition short-term, and there is no way to reconcile them," he said.Waechter said that, at most, investors should look at their accounts monthly — and preferably less often. "Every six to 12 months, consider rebalancing ... to get