Can memories be encoded in RNA?

A study of sea slugs presents a rival theory to the commonly held belief of most neuroscientists: that long term memories are encoded within strengthened connections between nerve cells in the brain. When poked, the slugs pull their water-filtering siphon back into their bodies. In this study, scientists used electric shocks to instill a longer […]

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Duck or dino?

The first nonavian dinosaur discovered that is known to be capable of running and swimming is quite honestly bizarre looking. Researchers made a digital 3D image of the fossil with synchrotron radiation scanning while it was still embedded in stone. From the Mongolian fossil they were able to determine that the dinosaur has a long, […]

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