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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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01-12-2018
African wildlife populations devastated by war and conflict
Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park was one of Africa’s most impressive...
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01-11-2018
Feeding your pet a raw meat diet could be dangerous
Pet owners want the best for their furry friend, and...
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01-11-2018
How animals decipher the location of others nearby
Many species have a complex social network that is integral...
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01-11-2018
Fossils show butterflies existed before flowers
The earliest known fossils of winged insects from the butterfly...
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01-11-2018
18 new species of pelican spiders found in Madagascar
Researchers at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have revealed...
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01-11-2018
New species of turkey-sized dinosaur found in Australia
The remains of a previously unknown dinosaur have been found...
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01-10-2018
Climate change has made 99.8 percent of these sea turtles female
A team of researchers has discovered that green sea turtles...
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01-10-2018
New species of spiders named after famous spiders in fiction
Seven new species of spiders were recently discovered in Brazil...
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01-09-2018
Eagle populations have benefited from nest protection programs
Voyageurs National Park is a remote stretch of land that...
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01-09-2018
Emperor penguins can snack to to break up their famous fasts
Emperor penguins are known to trek more than 100 km...
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01-09-2018
All species have an equal chance of life, study finds
There are millions of species on Earth, ranging from large...
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01-09-2018
Marine food webs could collapse under future climate change
Limited energy flows between producers, carnivores, and herbivores can lead...
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