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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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Forage longer for berries, study on age-related memory decline suggests

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Like birds which stop foraging too early on a berry-laden bush, a new study suggests older people struggle to recall items because they flit too often between ‘patches’ in their memories. Read Post

Drivers of sexual traits: Age and a whole lot more

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (18 hours ago)

Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviors to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better. Understanding what has driven the evolution of these traits is an important evolutionary question. 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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