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Animal Research

What’s it feel like to be a fish? I contend that it doesn’t feel like anything to be a fish. Interestingly, much of our own lives are led without...
A team of Carnegie scientists have found "beautifully preserved" 15 million-year-old thin protein sheets in fossil shells from southern Maryland....
The more scientists study pigeons, the more they learn how their brains--no bigger than the tip of an index finger--operate in ways not so different...
A protein newly found in the naked mole rat may help explain its unique ability to ward off cancer. The protein is associated with a cluster of...
Human taste receptors are specialized to distinguish several distinct compounds: sugars taste sweet, salts taste salty, and acidic compounds taste...
A team of life scientists led by Univ. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)’s Brenda Larison has found at least part of the answer: The amount and...
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes between 140 and 167 million years old are changing the way we think about the origin of snakes, and how and...
In literature, crows and ravens are a bad omen and are associated with witches. Most people believe they steal, eat other birds' eggs and reduce the...
Recent research shows that mild infections without symptoms of illness can still lead to serious consequences by reducing the lifespan of the...
In central Cameroon, two different subspecies of chimpanzees live on opposite banks of the Sanaga River, the only instance of two different chimp...

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