29 Oct 2020 - 16:35
The researchers taught octopuses to insert their arms down the left or right side tubes of Y-shaped mazes. Both sides of the maze were baited with food, but food on the incorrect side was blocked by...
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29 Oct 2020 - 16:23
Often described as aliens, octopuses are one of most unusual creatures on the planet, with three hearts, eight limbs and a keen intelligence. They can open jars, solve puzzles and even escape from...
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22 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Despite being separated by nearly 5,000 miles of Pacific Ocean, the people of Okinawa and Hawai’i have a lot in common. Being based on small island archipelagos means that they rely on both the land...
Type: News Article
19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
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19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Researchers from OIST and Sorbonne University in Paris have investigated the hypothesis that loss of flight in worker ants is directly connected to the evolution of greater strength. Watch this...
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19 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Both workers and queens (larger and with wings) are shown in the image above.
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19 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Dr. Christian Peeters
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19 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Worker ants of Cataglyphis bombycina.
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15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
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15 Oct 2020 - 00:00
The 18 coral species that had their genome sequenced as part of this research. A-O are the 15 species from the Acropora genus, whereas P-R are the other three species. 
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15 Oct 2020 - 00:00
This research showed that the ancestors of Acropora corals diverged from other corals around 120 million years ago and the Acropora genus gained 28 additional gene families before it underwent...
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15 Oct 2020 - 00:00
In step one, which used one part of the spike protein – the receptor-binding-domain (RBD) – 63 OIST samples were above the threshold, indicating that their sera contained antibodies that recognized...
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