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December 9, 2015
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Landmark sequencing of octopus genome shows basis for intelligence, camouflage

The first whole genome analysis of an octopus reveals unique features that likely played a role in the evolution of traits such as large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage. An international team of scientists sequenced the genome of the … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
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Fossil porpoise has a chin for the ages

Scientists have identified a new species of ancient porpoise with a chin length unprecedented among known mammals, and suggest the animal used the tip of its face to probe the seabed for food.