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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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01-14-2017
Tiny shot hole borers want our guacamole!
The Asian shot hole borer has a name longer than...
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01-13-2017
When chimps want to start a family, opposites attract
Chimps enjoy their casual flings, but when it’s time to...
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01-13-2017
Researchers dive into the wind-breaking field of fart science
Usually it’s safe to talk about your career at the...
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01-13-2017
Scientists create food-driven killer mice
It sounds like a science fiction plot. Using lasers, scientists...
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01-13-2017
Ancient Hyolith sea creature joins the tree of life
Everyone can relax. We finally know where the Hyolith sea...
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01-12-2017
Baboon mating calls hold clues about ancient human speech
While fossils can help shed light on the physicality of...
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01-12-2017
Philadelphia Zoo mourns loss of oldest aardvark in U.S.
Philadelphia Zoo has been the home of AJ, the oldest...
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01-12-2017
Animal abuse allegations at leading Hollywood animal supplier
Some of the most adorable and lovable animals from your...
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01-12-2017
Scientists ask: what is the deal with puppy talk?
It’s easy to spot someone who loves puppies. Just listen...
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01-12-2017
Rhino dung serves as species' social media
Scientists in the exciting field of rhino dung research found...
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01-11-2017
New species of gibbon found in Chinese rainforest
They’re adorable, they’re furry, they’re: gibbon! And this week, it...
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01-11-2017
Rusty patched bumble bee listed as endangered
The rusty patched bumble bee has been placed on the...
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