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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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01-31-2017
New animal testing method saves lab mouse lives
New animal testing method saves lab mouse lives. According to...
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01-31-2017
Scientists: shark DNA may hold the key to curing cancer
In the “X-Men” comics and movies, Wolverine has the unique...
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01-30-2017
Scientists suggest a new flu vaccine for your dog
Next winter, you may not be the only one heading...
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01-30-2017
Hamsters fed corn become carnivorous cannibals
Hamsters fed corn turn from cute and cuddly into something from...
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01-30-2017
Mercury levels in fish may rise with global temperatures
The mercury is rising, in more ways than one. As...
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01-28-2017
Activists: wall on U.S.-Mexico border will damage environment
Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be an...
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01-27-2017
Man’s best friend has the capacity to share, scientists say
“You have to share!” It’s a lesson we try to...
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01-27-2017
Male spiders use rainbow colors and dancing to find females
When male jumping spiders want to mate, they do the...
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01-27-2017
New crab species named after Harry Potter favorite
Let’s all celebrate with a round of butterbeers! Scientists who...
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01-26-2017
Oh, poop! Scientists link cat litter to Alzheimer’s
Cat lovers take a lot of heat. They’re stereotyped as...
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01-26-2017
Cats are just as smart as dogs, thank you very much
The great cat-versus-dog debate has waged for years amongst pet...
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01-26-2017
It takes a village: archivist reveals gorilla's story
When Margaret Groom, the archivist for the village of Uley,...
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