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The deeper these octopuses live, the wartier their skin

Deep beneath the ocean's surface, surprisingly cute warty pink octopuses creep along the seafloor. But not all these octopuses look alike. While we humans love a...

Plants could alert neighbors when they come under attack from pests

There’s long been a theory that talking to plants can help them grow better. But what if plants themselves could “talk” to each other? New research...

Cats, like babies and dogs, have attachments to their caregivers, study shows

A new Oregon State University study finds that pet cats form attachments with their human owners that are similar to the bonds formed by...

1 billion tons of Kīlauea lava spark algae bloom in North Pacific Ocean

Volcanoes are often feared for their destructive power, but a new study reminds us that they can foster new growth. A year ago in July,...

Owning a dog may help protect your heart health

In a new study, researchers found that owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog. The result...

Aging with pets isn’t just a sentimental concern, but a matter of health and...

Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom may be furry animals? Researchers...

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient origins of this buttery fruit and laying...

Baby jumping spiders really are watching you

The vision of jumping spiders is nearly as keen in babies as adults, a University of Cincinnati study found. Baby jumping spiders can hunt prey...

Spiders risk everything for love

University of Cincinnati biologist George Uetz long suspected the extravagant courtship dance of wolf spiders made them an easy mark for birds and other...

How to stroke a cat, according to science

Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...