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There are 8.7 million species on Earth

There are 8.7 million species on Earth

A study conducted by scientists from the Census of Marine Life and published in the journal PLoS Biology says that 86 percent of all species on earth and 91 percent of marine species have yet to be discovered, described and ...

Explain the

Explain the "bear hug"

To remove parasites back? For smeared with sap and repel insects? To relieve the itching? Or to attract females? These are some of the explanations that until now scientists shuffled to justify the custom of the North American grizzly bear ...

The silent smile of chimpanzees

The silent smile of chimpanzees

I A new study further close ties with our relatives the chimpanzees. Because it seems that, as revealed researchers at the University of Portsmouth, also they laugh like us. I To check, videotaped expressions of 46 specimens living in the Orphanage ...

The lynx is a carnivore and herbivore

The lynx is a carnivore and herbivore

I An international study led by the Superior Council for Scientific Research has analyzed the genetic sequences from bacteria in stool samples from Iberian Lynx and compared with those of other animals. Research reveals that the genetic potential of the ...

Silverback gorillas use smell to communicate

Silverback gorillas use smell to communicate

I According to a study led by Michelle Klailova, of Britain's University of Stirling, silverback gorillas use smell as a communication tool with other gorillas. I Mammals communicate using visual, auditory and chemical signals. In fact, the sense of smell, which ...

Genebanks to conserve mushrooms

Genebanks to conserve mushrooms

I Many research centers have created genebanks to store collections of seeds and thus ensure the preservation of many varieties of plants threatened with extinction or that are interesting for agriculture. Now the Hispanoluso Agricultural Research Center at the University ...