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Animal Research

Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered. The findings could lead to the development of...
By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in...
An engineer at the University of Liverpool has found how worms move around, despite not having a brain to communicate with the body. Dr Paolo...
Turtles are well known for their longevity and protective shells, but it turns out these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young,...
Amid a neuroscience debate about how people and animals focus on distinct objects within cluttered scenes, some of the newest and best evidence comes...
Strong evidence now shows that human and animal parenting share many nervous system mechanisms. This is the conclusion of Yerkes National Primate...
If you've ever spent any time watching a gecko, you may have wondered about their uncanny ability to adhere to any surface—including upside down on...
Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect...
Designing structures and devices that protect the body from shock and vibrations during high-velocity impacts is a universal challenge. Scientists...
Spider silk is an impressive material; lightweight and stretchy yet stronger than steel. But the challenge that spiders face to produce this...

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