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Evolution Gave These Lizards Toxic Blood

Once upon a time, Raptar bars turned tongues green. No harm, no foul. Jump to realize life and science shows us how these hardcore lizards have evolved to contain toxic blood. The key to survival is the most deadly defenses we … Continue reading

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#Fear of #Spiders and #Snakes is Natural

If a 6-month old baby has a fearful response to a spider or snake, doesn’t it seem like something that’s ingrained in our DNA? According to a recent study, fear of creepy crawly creatures is a biological trait for survival. … Continue reading

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#PeerPressure Influence #BrainSize For All

In a dog-eat-dog world, the struggle transcends beyond the terrestrial environment. Humans have evolved with bigger brains for this reason and research is showing that dolphins and whales are in the same boat. The trick to survival in life is … Continue reading

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Here’s Why #Dogs Are #Friendly

No surprise, a study has found that dogs are more sociable than wolves. It turns-out that this social nature is linked to genetic variants found in dogs that wolves do not possess. Tens of thousands of years ago, dogs were … Continue reading

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Giggling #Rats. Really!? The Science of #Tickling

A study found that rats are ticklish, like humans. Being ticklish is a phenomenon that bamboozles us. Some of us are ticklish like nobody’s business. Some of us are impervious to the giggling that results from a tickle. Why can’t … Continue reading

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#Evolution in Action, Courtesy of #Bacteria

Leave it to Harvard to scare the scat out of us. A video was created by scientists at Harvard to show us ‘big game’ how bacteria mutate to develop antibiotic resistance. After watching this video I’m wondering if we’re just … Continue reading

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The #HeadGame of a Female #Orgasm

Evolution doesn’t dictate cultural importance. That’s why the elusive female orgasm has adapted to evolve. There are 3 schools of thought for the female orgasm: reproduction, hormonal surges, or the byproduct theory. Reproduction was nullified as females started to spontaneously release … Continue reading

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How #Animals Think Like #City Restaurants

All things considered, animals are pretty-well adapted to the needs of evolution. Consider a restaurant in New York City. If it’s not halfway decent, it cannot afford to stay in business. Rent in NYC isn’t cheap. For customers in the … Continue reading

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Could Being Overweight Be An Adaptation for Diabetes?

The body mass index (BMI) is supposed to be the gold standard of health. However, when you look at the BMI of a person with diabetes, a higher BMI equates to a longer lifespan. This is completely counterintuitive when you … Continue reading

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