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Pocket Shark Sighting Leads to New Insights About the Species

Pocket Shark Sighting Leads to New Insights About the Species

Back in 2010, government scientists out searching for new marine life hit the jackpot the moment they first came across a pocket shark. They found it in the Gulf of Mexico. The one they found was unfortunately dead at the time of discovery. The scientists placed the specimen into a freezer to ensure it would […]

Study Proves Oxytocin as the Link Between Humans and Canines

Study Proves Oxytocin as the Link Between Humans and Canines

Researchers in Japan recently conducted a study revealing what dog lovers already knew. Canine creatures and their owners do have a special connection. The puppy eyes that dogs glare with at people, are said to increase the bond between the two, making a biological reaction to occur. Numerous studies have suggested that in humans, the […]

Elephants Are Much Like Humans

Elephants Are Much Like Humans

Elephants are much like humans.  They are known for their enormous size, their big ears, their long trunks and their memory.  Dolphins, apes and humans (not necessarily in that order) are known to be among some of the smartest animals.  Elephants can be added to that list. Elephants are exceedingly intelligent, have incredible memory, and […]

Marine Animals Are Becoming Larger From Evolution

Marine Animals Are Becoming Larger From Evolution

Marine animals are becoming larger from evolution, according to a new study done by scientists, published the journal Science. Scientists have known that the largest animals on Earth are much bigger than the largest marine animals that were alive when complex life originated when animals first evolved. Johnathan Payne, a Stanford University paleobiologist, explained there was […]

Sea Snail Teeth Are Nature’s New Strongest Material

Sea Snail Teeth Are Nature’s New Strongest Material

Sea Snail teeth have been now found by scientists to be nature’s strongest material. The teeth of the mighty mollusk are as tough as Kevlar, as solid as steel, and can withstand the immense amount of pressure needed to create a diamond from carbon. The complete findings of this study are projected to be published […]

Penguins Cannot Taste Food

Penguins Cannot Taste Food

Penguins, it has been discovered, cannot palate the sweet or savory flavors of their foods of choice. For the waddling, artic-dwelling birds, foods come in just two flavors – sour and salty– according to a novel study, published in the current issue of the journal Current Biology. Jianzi Zhang, a researcher at the University of […]

Dogs Can Tell When People Are Smiling

Dogs Can Tell When People Are Smiling

Dogs can actually tell when their owners, or any person rather, are smiling, according to researchers. New studies indicate they can tell the difference between a smile and a frown, though it is unclear to researchers whether they understand the emotions that cause facial expressions in humans. An Austrian team of researchers discovered that dogs […]

Crocodiles Like Playing and Giving Piggyback Rides

Crocodiles Like Playing and Giving Piggyback Rides

Crocodiles, some of the fiercest creatures in the world, according to scientists, also like to play around with balls and give each other piggyback rides. It turns out that humans may have more shared interests with crocodiles than scientists thought before . Vladimir Dinets, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee – […]

The Frozen Zoo to Resurrect Extinct Animals

The Frozen Zoo to Resurrect Extinct Animals

The Frozen Zoo plans to resurrect formerly endangered and currently nonexistent animals from genetic material taken from recently extinct animals. At the San Diego Zoo, when an endangered animal dies, zoo researchers quickly service the animal to remove either sperm or eggs, a bit of external genetic material like a hair or a bit of […]

Darwin’s Finches Show How Genes Shape Evolution

Darwin’s Finches Show How Genes Shape Evolution

Darwin’s finches have shown scientists the genetic mechanisms that explain how birds develop varying beak shapes in regards to fluctuations in their environment. The research involves the quintessential Galapagos finches Charles Darwin used for his research on natural selection. Originally, he was prompted to use finches as the basis of his research due to the […]

Australian Mammals Are Disappearing and Endangered

Australian Mammals Are Disappearing and Endangered

Australia has lost 10 percent of its land mammal species during the last 200 years and conservationists state that many more are threatened with endangerment. This extinction calamity worries the population due to the fact land mammals located in the area do not have many natural predators. According to researchers at Charles Darwin University in Australia, […]

Great Lakes Threatened by Shrimp and Other Invasive Species

Great Lakes Threatened by Shrimp and Other Invasive Species

The Great Lakes are currently being threatened by an invasive species of shrimp and further troubled by the continuous introduction of non-native aquatic species. Biologists are alarmed by this species of Dikerogammarus villosus, commonly known as Eastern European shrimp. Even though these shrimp are around an inch in length with large mandibles, they are disturbing […]

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