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Earliest Known Cardiovascular System Discovered In Ancient Shrimp-like Animals
2014-04-07 12:08:47

A fossil creature buried in an "invertebrate version of Pompeii" more than half a billion years ago reveals the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail.

Extinct Arthropod Had Big Claws Spider Brain
2013-10-16 15:15:35

Researchers discovered the earliest known complete nervous system in the fossil of a never-before described creature with huge claws and a spider-like brain.

2013-04-12 13:23:17

A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans).

Evolution Of Complex Brains
2012-10-11 04:52:39

Anatomically complex brains evolved earlier than previously thought and have changed little over the course of time, according to a new study by University of Arizona neurobiologist Nicholas Strausfeld.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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