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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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06-15-2022
Study reveals the genetic diversity of the wild house mouse
The wild house mouse (Mus musculus) is the most common...
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06-15-2022
Climate played a key role in shifting ancient coral reefs
An international team of scientists has pioneered a new method...
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06-15-2022
The most beloved cats are more likely to be destructive
A new study led by the Federal University of Rio...
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06-15-2022
Habitat is important to keep young right whales undetected
Female southern right whales make massive migrations to give birth...
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06-15-2022
Dogs are like surrogate children to their owners
While many people describe dogs as man’s best friends, Dr....
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06-15-2022
Seagrass meadows are very reliable fishing grounds
Seagrass meadows are often used as a fishing habitat across...
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06-14-2022
Cats know how to use catnip as a potent insect repellent
Cats go a bit crazy in the presence of catnip...
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06-14-2022
Pipeline installation boosts diversity of seafloor animals
In a collaboration between BP Angola and deep sea researchers,...
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06-14-2022
Flower shape influences parasite transmission to bees
The spread of various parasites is one of the main...
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06-13-2022
Whiskers help seals hunt in the darkness of the deep ocean
Northern elephant seals occur in the eastern Pacific and commonly...
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06-13-2022
Chemical analysis sheds light on mastodon migration
A study from the University of Michigan has utilized new...
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06-13-2022
Tiny data-loggers help track Europe’s smallest seabird
European storm petrels are tiny seabirds that are long-lived and...
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