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Posts tagged mammals

October 19, 2016

 

In plants, there is still not much known about how electrical and/or chemical signals get sent to their motor cells.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

August 12, 2016

 

This computer model of an estrogen receptor protein illustrates its structure inside a cell.

Male Lactation: Fact or Fiction?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That's the question on today's Moment of Science.

July 22, 2016

 

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How Humans Are Like Rats

Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.

December 8, 2014

 

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The Better to Hear You

From bats to whales, echolocation helps certain mammals navigate environments with limited visibility using reflected sounds.

April 14, 2014

 

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Warming And Mammalian Dwarfism

55 million years ago, as the Earth heated up, many mammal species got smaller. Could the same thing happen again with human-induced global climate change?

January 29, 2014

 

If birds and alligators are any indication, dinosaurs could indeed breathe and walk at the same time. Whether or not they could chew gum too, however, remains a mystery.

Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

November 22, 2013

 

A bee takes a break on it's favorite twig.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

August 27, 2013

 

Could your cat be a killer?

Killer Cats: Cats Kill Up To 3.7 Billion Birds Each Year

As a cat owner and cat lover I can't help but be a little defensive. And I wonder: don't other pets kills wild animals, too?

August 5, 2013

 

Dolphins sleep on the surface of the water.

Marine Animals Have Interesting Sleeping Habits

Marine mammals don't sleep for a solid 8 hours a night, the way we do.

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.

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