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    Will Pet Communication Become a Reality?

    There are apps that dubiously claim to read pets’ moods, but actual research is exploring the possibility of “talking” to animals. So far, body movements and other physical patterns appear to hold the key to creating devices that could relay messages between man and beast. Meanwhile, studies have identified unique referential sounds made by a variety of animals in different situations. But even if a technological breakthrough allows us to talk to our four-legged friends, important questions remain: Do they have anything to say, and if so, what would they tell us?

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