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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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06-13-2022
Dogs create multisensory mental images of their toys
A research team led by the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)...
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06-13-2022
Climate did not impact dinosaur abundance in the Triassic
During the time of dinosaurs in the Late Triassic, variations...
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06-13-2022
Rhinos show that diseases can disrupt conservation efforts
A new study has revealed that one in seven rhinoceroses...
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06-12-2022
Robots reveal how fish hunt down unpredictable prey
Prey often avoids predators by fleeing in seemingly random directions....
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06-10-2022
Monarch butterflies may not be threatened as previously thought
Monarch butterflies, with their distinctive orange, black and white colors,...
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06-10-2022
Microplastics found for the first time in Antarctic fresh snow
A research team led by the University of Canterbury in...
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06-09-2022
Overfishing is wiping out large-bodied fish in the Amazon
It’s well known to most that the iconic Amazon rainforest...
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06-09-2022
Predatory fish become more voracious as waters warm
Ectothermic animals do not maintain a constant body temperature but,...
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06-09-2022
How did dogs become man's best friend?
Although scientists have long assumed that changes to different genes...
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06-09-2022
Giant tortoise believed extinct found in the Galápagos
According to a research team led by Princeton University and...
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06-09-2022
Wooden shipwrecks have become diverse microbial habitats
Millions of shipwrecks lie deep beneath the world’s oceans. These...
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06-09-2022
Darwin's finches continue to surprise scientists
Researchers at McGill University are providing new insight into one...
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