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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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09-15-2017
Why giraffes have such long necks
According to a new study, giraffes have evolved such disproportionate...
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09-15-2017
How one winter storm devastated monarch butterfly colonies
In March 2016, a storm in Mexico caused irreparable damage...
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09-15-2017
Older fish are rapidly disappearing due to overfishing
A new study from the University of Washington has found...
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09-14-2017
Electric eels leap out of the water to deliver a stronger shock
Allowing yourself to be shocked by electric eels in the...
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09-13-2017
Octopuses are more social than we thought, but sometimes fight
Octopuses are incredibly intelligent, remarkable creatures whose brains work in...
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09-11-2017
Transition from dinosaurs to birds altered brain, skull growth
Millions of years ago, a dramatic transition from dinosaurs to...
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09-08-2017
Fighting is infectious among groups of monkeys
New research shows that monkey fights spread like a disease,...
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09-07-2017
Western monarch butterflies could soon go extinct
Western monarch butterflies are reaching unprecedented levels of endangerment, and...
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09-07-2017
Tick populations set to increase with climate change
Ticks are major harbingers of diseases for humans and animals...
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09-06-2017
Bees hold pollen in the perfect place for plants
Bees hold pollen in the perfect place for plants.  Pollen...
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09-05-2017
African wild dogs use sneezing as a democratic voting system
Sneezing may be part of a democratic voting system in...
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09-05-2017
Warming Antarctic sea floor will cause costly habitat degradation
New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows...
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