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The golden poison frog packs enough poison in its skin to kill upwards of 20 people, yet it avoids succumbing to the toxin itself.
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Scientists found a way to penetrate the tough shell-like membrane encasing opossum embryos to create the world’s first genetically engineered marsupials.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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Changes to cell metabolism can drive the appetite of the entire organism.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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Their long, meandering dendrites may enable thoughtfulness and creativity.
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Elon Musk claims his new brain-recording device can one day solve a slew of brain ailments — are his claims true?
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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