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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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09-05-2017
Most people know very little about bees
A new study from Utah State University reveals that the...
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09-04-2017
Facial recognition is not innate, but developed over time
Scientists used to believe that facial recognition was an innate...
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09-04-2017
Grazing reindeer play a vital role in keeping the tundra healthy
As the tundra gets warmer and plants adapted for its...
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09-01-2017
Antidepressants are getting into fish brains in the Great Lakes
A new study has revealed that antidepressants are making their...
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08-31-2017
Minor increases in Antarctic Ocean temperature have a big impact
Because climate change affects such a large geographical territory, it’s...
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08-31-2017
Species survival can depend on willingness to adapt to new diets
Expanding animal grazing areas can have a negative effect on...
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08-30-2017
Efforts to suppress forest fires backfire on tropical savannas
Tropical grasslands, like the Brazilian Cerrado, are important ecosystems and...
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08-30-2017
How do birds find their way home? They use their sense of smell
Researchers at the University of Oxford have determined that seabirds...
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08-29-2017
Caribou are endangered, but native predators aren’t the problem
Logging, climate change, and booming economic development have all had...
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08-29-2017
Shark sightings shut down beaches on Cape Cod
White shark sightings off the coast of Massachusetts startled beachgoers...
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08-28-2017
Why cats love getting their head scratched
Understanding your pet’s behavior and personal tastes are all part...
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08-28-2017
Coral proving to be resilient against ocean acidification
Scientists have long studied coral to understand how they grow...
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