Naked mole-rats feel almost no pain, and that's not their only intriguing feature. Their brains and hearts can also function even when oxygen is severely limited. The homely animals are a fascinating research object.
When oxygen runs low, mammals like humans and mice have a hard time. Brain cells face an energy shortage and start dying. Not so for the East African naked mole-rat! The strange-looking animal has a back-up plan.
The naked mole-rat is an amazing animal and has long been something of a puzzle. The desert rodent feels no pain and ages incredibly slowly. Could humans not take a leaf out of their book?
The common chicken isn't as dumb as you might like to think. Researchers who looked at a wealth of scientific literature on the bird found that chickens are capable of empathy, logic, and even a little subterfuge.
Two British parents have given up their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment. Their lawyer said that "time had run out," judging by the 11-month-old's latest brain scans.
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