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Rescuers have been successful in coaxing some of the stranded pilot whales to deeper waters in the Everglades National Park (Florida). However this success is still marred by tragedy as eleven animals are now confirmed dead. It is currently unclear why the whales beached themselves. Researchers are exploring many potential reasons including changing ocean currents…
I came across this neat “name that animal” quiz. How well do you know your animals? Find out now!! Click here to take the quiz!
Dr. Michael Stanhope from Cornell University has discovered that great white sharks actually share more proteins involved in metabolism and biochemistry in common with humans than zebrafish, a common fish model used in biomedical research. They made this discovery by sequencing the transcriptome of a heart isolated from a great white shark. I find it…
In honor of our most beloved Thanksgiving dinner guest: Despite their rather large stature, ranging from 2.5-10.8 kg, wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) can fly as seen in this video: For more information about turkeys: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Researchers are studying tumors in the mammary glands of dogs to help understand breast cancer in humans with the goal of developing new treatments. Follow On Twitter: @DrDoScienceBlog
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