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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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09-30-2017
Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without demonstration
While we’ve known that chimpanzees can learn to use tools,...
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09-30-2017
Your love for animals may actually be genetic
Have you ever wondered why some people are pet people,...
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09-29-2017
Science proves that your dog really does love you
Studies have shown that owning a dog helps keep people...
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09-29-2017
Agriculture causes even higher methane emissions than reported
Although methane does not linger in the atmosphere as long...
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09-29-2017
Hollywood has the power to boost conservation efforts
As fans waited for the release of Finding Dory, biologists...
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09-27-2017
New giant rat species found hanging out on the Solomon Islands
A new giant rat species has been discovered in the...
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09-27-2017
Songbirds declining in numbers, and we don’t know why
For many of us, the beautiful sounds of birds singing...
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09-26-2017
Human noise pollution endangering the lives of fish
Many studies have been done analyzing the effect of noise...
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09-26-2017
Already endangered right whale populations continue to decline
The North Atlantic right whale, an already highly endangered species,...
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09-26-2017
Bernie Sanders spider among 15 new species discovered
Scientists have discovered 15 new species of  "smiley-faced" spiders in...
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09-25-2017
Panda habitats are shrinking and becoming more splintered
Nearly three decades of conservation efforts to protect giant pandas...
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09-25-2017
Bigger brains give birds a survival advantage
Maybe “bird-brained” shouldn’t be considered an insult. Proportionally bigger brains...
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