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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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12-25-2017
Oil palm plantations damage ecosystems in a number of ways
Oil palm plantations wreak havoc on forest habitats, but the...
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12-25-2017
Panama dolphins threatened by boat traffic
Experts are reporting that bottlenose dolphins in the Bocas Del...
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12-24-2017
Earth.com exclusive: Hiking With Dogs
Dogs have long been companions for high adventures of all...
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12-24-2017
Remains of enormous, ancient sea monster discovered in Antarctica
In Antarctica, scientists have just discovered the bones of a...
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12-22-2017
Scotland bans the use of wild animals in circuses
Scotland has now passed a new law that bans the...
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12-22-2017
New species of spider named after Bob Marley
When the seawater of Queensland’s coastline greatly receded in 2009,...
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12-21-2017
Dogs are most at risk of chocolate poisoning around Christmas
One of the most important rules for pet owners is...
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12-20-2017
Poor labeling on dog treats may put your pet at risk
Although dog treats are the fastest growing segment of the...
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12-20-2017
10 of the world’s most colorful animals
There are many different reasons why animals have evolved colors....
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12-20-2017
Bees face double whammy of pesticides and lack of nutrition
Worldwide increases in agricultural practices have led to common pesticides...
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12-20-2017
Species loss often caused by political instability
A new study has revealed that political instability is a...
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12-20-2017
Weird new worm sheds light on the progression of complex animals
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have discovered...
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