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For the First Time, Mammal Embryos Have Been Grown In Space

Based on a Chinese experiment, it was confirmed for the first time that mammal embryos could evolve in space. This experiment was implemented, on board China’s SJ-10 recoverable satellite, in a self-sufficient chamber in which there were nearly 6,000 mouse embryos,. High-resolution photos demonstrated that some of embryos had evolved into blastocysts within […]

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New shrew. The newfound elephant shrew, Macroscelides micus. Image credit: Dumbacher et al / Journal of Mammology

Scientists Found the World’s Smallest Elephant Shrew

These animals look like snout-y mice but are more closely related to elephants. In a desolate area of the northwestern part of Namibia, scientists discovered kind of rust-colored shrew hidden within the reddish volcanic rocks in that area. After more detailed analysis, they confirmed that it was a novel species called as […]

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What Can Drunk Prairie Voles Tell Us about Booze and Relationships?

What Can Drunk Prairie Voles Tell Us about Booze and Relationships?

Rodents can tell people how alcohol influences men and women. It is the common experience that on one hand, alcohol can bind romantic pairs much closely, but on the other it can also break the relationship because of the extra-partner dalliance. In order to find more about the dual nature of […]

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Left: Red panda. Image credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Right: Giant panda Bai Yun with a cub, Xiao Liwu, at the San Diego Zoo in December 2013. Image credit: San Diego Zoo.

Study Finds Essential Differences Between Red and Giant Panda’s Skulls

Based on the latest study about the skulls of Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) and Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), the research result is published in the recent edition of Biology Letters, explaining in detail the reason why these two mammals can coexist at the same time. According to Dr Z. Jack Tseng […]

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A female Gambian fruit bat.Image credit: Ivan Kuzmin.

Bat Soup, the Culprit of Spreading Deadly Ebola Virus

It is reported that the outbreak of the Ebola virus has deprived the lives of 63 people in Guinea of Africa. To fight against the prevalence of such deadly disease, the officials in the Guinean government have taken unprecedented measures to ban having bat soup and grilled bat as well […]

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Global Warming Led to Shrinkage of Early Mammals—Twice

Global Warming Led to Shrinkage of Early Mammals—Twice

About 55 million years ago, the Earth went through a series of global warming events—within 20,000 years, global temperature raised up for 6°C. During this period, the early horses called Hyracotherium, experienced a body-size decrease of about 30%. Scientists believe that the shrinkage in body size results in an increase […]

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