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Your Nose Knows Evolution – Do You?

Olfaction is one of the least understood senses but has played a vital role in the evolution of vertebrates. Basic survival behaviors such as foraging, communicating, recalling memory, and reproduction are often dependent on a protruding-facial structure that we too often ignore.
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Lynx take lunch breaks

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 days ago)

Whether a lynx hunts by day or by night and how active it is overall depend primarily on the behavior of the wild cat's most important prey and its individual traits - lighting conditions, on the other hand, do not play a major role... Read Post

Microbes played a significant role in human evolution, study says

News : The Raw Story (3 days ago)

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Human children remain dependent on their parents far longer than other animals, and elderly people live a comparably long time after their reproductive cycles have come to an end.... Read Post

Avian Olfactory Receptor Gene Repertoires: Evidence For A Well-developed Sense Of Smell In Birds?

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

Avian olfaction is poorly understood: birds are widely regarded as relying primarily on visual and auditory inputs. Among vertebrates, the sense of smell is mediated by olfactory receptors (ORs). Read Post


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