In Guess What? Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces by Daksha Morjaria, eight sheep were selected for an experiment. The experiment was to test if sheep were able to recognize faces. The sheeps were to recognize one face, through three training processes. The experiments took place at the University of Cambridge, and the results were published on November 8. Scientists wanted to see if sheep had facial recognition capabilities just like humans. Sure enough, when the scientists tested sheep, they did. Brad Duchaine, a brain scientist, said, “My guess is that the ability of sheep to recognize human faces is a byproduct of selection to discriminate between different sheep faces. Either the human face is similar enough to the sheep face that it activates the sheep face-processing system, or human-face recognition relies on more general-purpose recognition systems.” There were two pictures of sheep during the experiments. This helped show the reader how the sheep decided and picked the picture for each trial. A third picture showed how the training went. The picture specifically explained to the reader how the process went, and what the learning criteria percentage was. Also, a video showed clips of sheep using facial recognition and each trial with the pictures. I chose this article because it looked very interesting, and it is pretty cool how sheep can recognize faces. The title really stood out, too. This news relates to science because scientists studied the sheep before, during, and after this experiment. They have to continue studying this topic so that they can benefit others by learning about this. They study the human brain and the sheep brain, so that they can compare the two. This information could be beneficial to scientists, because we can connect sheep to humans. Scientists can gather more information about how our brain works and how well we remember and recognize things. Like said in the video, we can use this news to help understand complex diseases. For example, one with the Huntington’s disease could use this news to help understand their condition. It is important that someone is studying and reporting this news because it can help scientists and regular people, like said above. To spread this information, one could tell another to spread the news to a friend. Also, one could test their facial recognition and compare it to a sheep’s. Those results could be shared. This could be a pretty interesting science fair project.