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06-25-2022
Human and octopus brains are more similar than expected
Scientists have long known that the octopus is an extraordinary organism with a highly complex brain and cognitive abilities that are unique among invertebrate creatures. According to a new study led by the International School for Advanced Study (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, the neuronal and cognitive complexity of these animals could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain. The experts found that the octopus and human brain share similar transposons, or “jumping genes” – a type of genes that can move from one point to...
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01-18-2018
How did Bornean elephants originally get onto the island?
Borneo is the third largest island in the world, located...
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01-18-2018
The use of primates in movies is miseducating audiences
The use of primates in movies may seem like a...
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01-17-2018
No-fishing zones helping endangered penguins bounce back
A new study from the University of Exeter has revealed...
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01-17-2018
Climate change to upset songbird migration and reproduction
Climate change has far-reaching effects that involve more than just...
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01-16-2018
161 million-year-old dinosaur had bright rainbow feathers
Scientists in China have examined the fossilized remains of a...
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01-15-2018
How snakes move in a straight line
Snakes are famous for their signature slither, but did you...
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01-15-2018
New translator technology could help us understand our pets
Experts are now developing technology that may be able to...
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01-15-2018
Counting fish just got a whole lot easier thanks to hydroacoustics
Counting fish and other species in marine protected areas has...
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01-13-2018
These fish monitor water vibrations to avoid getting eaten
While most of us humans have evolved from ever having...
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01-13-2018
Malagasy Boas: An evolutionary mystery
Walking along the dirt path leading up the hill to...
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01-12-2018
Orangutans utilizing medicine in ways never before seen
We often think of medicine as an entirely human invention....
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01-12-2018
Giant bat uncovered in New Zealand dates back 19 million years
An international team of researchers led by the University of...
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