Animals

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Mindless, wandering creatures whose only remaining purpose in life is to serve their parasitic hosts. No, not the terrifying subject of a new George A. Romero flick, but a genuine natural occurrence caused by fiendish …
Mindless, wandering creatures whose only remaining purpose in life is to serve their parasitic hosts. No, not the terrifying subject …
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5,300 years ago in China, grain attracted rodents, which attracted cats to live alongside the farmers, new research with bones suggests. The study offers the first direct evidence of how cats were domesticated. Long before it …
5,300 years ago in China, grain attracted rodents, which attracted cats to live alongside the farmers, new research with bones suggests. …
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A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright and colorful. "Over millions of years, butterflies have evolved …
A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that …
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Flora Borsi is young Hungarian fine art photographer who uses photo manipulation techniques to craft surreal, dramatic bordering on theatrical images, primarily centered on expressing ideas about emotions, dreams, identity and relationships. She’s racked …
Flora Borsi is young Hungarian fine art photographer who uses photo manipulation techniques to craft surreal, dramatic bordering on theatrical …
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Should primates such as chimpanzees be given rights normally reserved for humans? phil/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Hercules and Leo don’t know it, but a decision about their future has made history. In granting an …
Should primates such as chimpanzees be given rights normally reserved for humans? phil/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Hercules and Leo don’…
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You might not think it to look at them, but prairie dogs and humans actually share an important commonality -- and it's not just their complex social structures, or their habit of standing up on …
You might not think it to look at them, but prairie dogs and humans actually share an important commonality -- …
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Neuroscientist Lori Marino and a team of researchers explored the brain of a dead killer whale with an MRI and found an astounding potential for intelligence. Killer whales, or orcas, have the second-biggest brains among …
Neuroscientist Lori Marino and a team of researchers explored the brain of a dead killer whale with an MRI and …
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Cats understand the principle of cause and effect as well as some elements of physics. Combining these abilities with their keen sense of hearing, they can predict where possible prey hides. These are the findings …
Cats understand the principle of cause and effect as well as some elements of physics. Combining these abilities with their …
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The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut and the macaque monkey has one about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the macaw has more neurons in its forebrain—the portion of …
The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut and the macaque monkey has one about the size …
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A study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that ravens are as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density …
A study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that ravens are as clever as chimpanzees, despite having …
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