In the new study, Boehm and his colleagues analyzed the genomes of 10 different species of anglerfish, including species that fuse permanently during reproduction and species that fuse only temporarily. In both groups, the team found a clear absence of genes crucial to the fish's antibody response — that is, how effectively the fish's immune system is able to find and identify foreign invaders. … [Read more...] about Evolution turned this fish into a ‘penis with a heart.’ Here’s how.
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The man, Labros Hydras, a mechanical engineer from Washington, D.C., told The Telegraph that in past visits to the country he'd eaten (eight-legged) octopus without feeling guilty, since it's a local tradition. But a call to a biologist friend of his alerted him to the rarity of his ill-chosen meal. Now he wants to make scientists aware of this animal (which he ate with a slice of tomato, lemon and salad). "It is the least that I can do given my ignorance and guilt that I feel for killing such a rare animal," he said. … [Read more...] about Man Kills and Eats Rare Six-Legged Octopus
While many suspects have been arrested for carrying out the albino murders, so far the persons who commissioned the killings (or offered huge sums for human body parts) have not been arrested. Some believe that because belief in witchcraft and muti is so accepted and widespread in East Africa, police, politicians, and judges are hesitant to pursue the criminals too vigorously. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of African albinos live in fear of their lives, shunned and hated because of the color of their skin. To those who believe in science, albinism is merely a rare medical condition; to those who believe in witchcraft and magic, it is a reason to murder and mutilate the innocent. … [Read more...] about Belief in Witchcraft Leads to Murders in Africa
"We created a human-assisted AI system that can analyse the music. What that allows us to do is analyse huge quantities of music -- raw audio -- and be able to find similarities based on your personal music taste. That's the key distinction here. Here, it's about the individual, not about large user data," Johnson said. … [Read more...] about Muru Music looks to launch AI music therapy platform
From February 2020, 21 films from the legendary animation house Studio Ghibli are coming exclusively to Netflix. We’re proud to bring beloved, influential stories like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbour Totoro to first-time viewers and high-flying fans alike. pic.twitter.com/955uiYAzA1January 20, 2020 … [Read more...] about Studio Ghibli movies are coming to streaming services like Netflix, worldwide