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Do octopuses, squid and crabs have emotions?

Octopuses can solve complex puzzles and show a preference for different individuals, but whether they, and other animals and invertebrates, have emotions is being hotly debated and could shake up humans' moral decision-making, ...

New potentially painkilling compound found in deep-water cone snails

Scientists already know that the venom of cone snails, which prowl the ocean floor for a fish dinner, contains compounds that can be adapted as pharmaceuticals to treat chronic pain, diabetes and other human maladies. But ...

Bull ant evolves new way to target pain

Australian bull ants have evolved a venom molecule perfectly tuned to target one of their predators—the echidna—that also could have implications for people with long-term pain, University of Queensland researchers say.

Why king baboon spider venom is so painful

A team of researchers from the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, all in Australia, has uncovered ...

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