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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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01-04-2017
New maps show consumer hotspots that threaten endangered species
What if we could see just how much a new...
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01-04-2017
Male pipefish 'motherhood' is complicated, new study shows
In a role reversal, it’s female pipefish who do all...
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01-03-2017
Bats avoid collision by working together, quieting down in a crowd
Everyone knows bats use echolocation to navigate while they fly....
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01-03-2017
Dinosaur eggs took 3 to 6 months to hatch, study finds
The average chicken egg only takes 21 days to hatch,...
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01-03-2017
Chicken psychology: birds may be smarter, more complex than we thought
Chickens aren’t known for their brains – but maybe they...
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01-02-2017
March toward extinction continued for many species in 2016
For some species, conservation efforts began paying off in 2016....
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01-02-2017
Video captures thousands of starlings flying together in stunning aerial ballet
In the video, thousands of starlings fly together, creating loops...
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01-02-2017
Scientists stumped as thousands of dead fish wash up on Nova Scotia
A tide of dead fish has washed ashore on Nova...
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01-01-2017
Conservation efforts paid off for endangered species in 2016
Giant pandas have moved off the endangered list and the...
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12-31-2016
2016 in review: 8 good things that happened for the Earth
When you’re making your New Year’s Resolutions, it’s easy to...
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12-31-2016
Early birds don't get the worm: warmer weather has birds migrating too soon
Some early birds are taking the warmer climate as a...
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12-30-2016
Ivory trade ban tops China's list of New Year's Resolutions
China has taken steps for a big change in in...
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