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Animal Research

There is no published account where hippopotamuses are demonstrably shown swimming or floating at the surface of any body of water. But if they can't...
The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one...
From whales to larvae, study finds common principles at work in swimming. At nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale...
Studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons. A...
Both whales and dolphins have pelvic (hip) bones, evolutionary remnants from when their ancestors walked on land more than 40 million years ago....
Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its type. At 85 feet long...
Until recently, little has been known about what genetic changes transform wild animals into domesticated ones. An international team of scientists,...
How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground...
An unusual new fossil discovery of one of the earliest animals on earth may also provide the oldest evidence of muscle tissue – the bundles of cells...
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered. The findings could lead to the development of...

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