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July 5, 2013

 

Whales and dolphins, such as the humpback whale shown here, are among several groups of mammals that have evolved the ability to make prolonged dives under water.

The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

June 11, 2013

 

Rats, humans and other vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that possessed a system of muscles for moving the eyes.

Double Vision Normal For Rats

Rats have a strikingly different visual system than our own, one that is carefully attuned to their unique needs.

May 21, 2013

 

The box jelly

The Alien ‘Brain’ Of The Box Jelly

The box jelly has evolved a central nervous system unlike any other animal on Earth.

June 27, 2012

 

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Duck Panic

Do animals come into the world tabula rasa and only learn things from experience? Or do we emerge with some knowledge already hardwired?

February 15, 2012

 

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Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

November 8, 2011

 

The pygmy marmoset is generally considered 'cute' by members of the human species.

The Fluffy Science Of Cute

It's a fact, we love adorable things, but we still don't really know why.

October 13, 2011

 

The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

September 16, 2011

 

Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

June 6, 2011

 

Slideshow: Can You Guess This Animal’s Scientific Name?

Animals can have some pretty funny and interesting scientific names. See how many you can name!

June 3, 2011

 

To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

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