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Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

It helps to have a larger brain if you're living in an extreme climate, according to a study of birds published in Nature Communications. The research suggests that birds have evolved larger brains to cope in harsh environments ...

dateDec 22, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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The unique visual systems of deep sea fish

If asked the colour of the ocean, most people would rightly say "blue." The reason is that pure water absorbs long wavelength red light very strongly, but lets the shorter blue wavelengths pass. If you cut yourself while ...

dateDec 22, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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