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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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12-30-2016
California Academy of Sciences reveals 133 new species discovered in 2016
Don’t worry, 2016 hasn’t been all bad. As all of...
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12-30-2016
Feds: mining limits on public lands could protect greater sage grouse
The Obama administration has ruffled some feathers with five potential...
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12-30-2016
Scientists find a gray zone of speciation among animals
New research identifies a "gray zone" of speciation, during which...
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12-29-2016
Invasive species compete for acoustic space with the natives
When an invasive species enters a new ecosystem, all native...
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12-29-2016
Bumblebees have declined by as much as 85 percent in the UK
Mild winters and bad summers in the UK have led...
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12-29-2016
Adelie penguins have bizarre food preference for sexually-aroused jellyfish
Sexually aroused jellyfish are the preferred meal of Adelie penguins...
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12-28-2016
New study reveals the fastest fish in the oceans
Ever wondered what are the fastest fish in the ocean?...
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12-28-2016
Traffic noise prevents birds from hearing danger alerts
A study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that...
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12-27-2016
Scientists make great strides in deciphering bat language
Scientists have come one step closer to deciphering bat language...
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12-27-2016
The cheetah is quickly vanishing from our planet
The cheetah, which is the fastest land animal in the...
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12-26-2016
Insect migration is the most important animal movement on Earth
After 10 years of research, scientists from the University of...
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12-25-2016
Reindeer might play an integral role in slowing down climate change
A new study found that reindeer might play an integral...
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