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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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01-25-2017
Parasite wasp goes ‘Alien’ and emerges from host’s head
Like a tiny insect kingdom version of the sci-fi flick...
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01-25-2017
Could satellite images help save chimpanzees?
Satellite images offer an often-shocking view of how the Earth...
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01-23-2017
Scientists investigate mysterious baby whale deaths
Hundreds of baby southern right whales have been washing up...
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01-23-2017
Snow geese deaths highlight race for time against toxic pit
A flock of snow geese that flew over Montana this...
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01-22-2017
Beach plastic used to make recyclable shampoo bottles
Procter & Gamble are hoping to cut down on ocean...
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01-20-2017
How playing fetch with Fido could actually hurt him
It’s a common scene in parks and backyards everywhere: dog...
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01-20-2017
Studies show ants change jobs over their lifespan
It’s been an odd week for ant news. As we...
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01-19-2017
Monkey business: Baboons have math abilities on par with kids
You could soon see scientists driving cars plastered with bumper...
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01-19-2017
Animal cruelty video sparks calls to boycott ‘A Dog’s Purpose’
In previews of the film, A Dog’s Purpose promises to...
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01-19-2017
Negotiating the world of dog walking
Dogs simply love heading outside for a walk. This daily...
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01-19-2017
Most primates in danger of extinction
This summer’s blockbuster War for the Planet of the Apes...
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01-19-2017
Male baboons will kill to reproduce faster
Male baboons may resort to murder in order to reproduce...
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