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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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01-09-2017
Arctic pollution is posing a new threat to vulnerable polar bears
As sea ice near the North Pole melts, polar bears...
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01-09-2017
Brazilian researchers compile data on more than 900 jellyfish types
A team of scientists from Brazil and five other South...
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01-08-2017
City life may influence plant and animal evolution
The story of the city mouse and the country mouse...
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01-06-2017
Rare lynx sightings reported across Colorado
This winter, several sightings of the mysterious and rare lynx have...
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01-06-2017
Second endangered red panda dies at Philadelphia zoo
A second red panda has died at the Elmwood Park...
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01-06-2017
SeaWorld announces Tilikum, orca star of 'Blackfish,' has died
The famous killer whale Tilikum has died, SeaWorld announced Friday....
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01-06-2017
Even teenage worms can be sullen and angsty
Everyone can see the obvious differences in behavior between adults...
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01-06-2017
Amur tiger cub hand-raised by human foster parents after illness
Raising a wild animal is generally a task best left...
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01-05-2017
Climate change means good and bad news for migratory geese
The long term effects of climate change mean both good...
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01-05-2017
Endangered beluga whales in Alaska are focus of NOAA plan
A new recovery plan for endangered beluga whales in Alaska...
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01-05-2017
Urban foxes and other animals settle into cities, raise families
Cities in northern England have a new and growing segment...
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01-04-2017
Illegally traded endangered species get a second life
Illegally traded endangered species get a second life As if...
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