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When hurt, rodents may console each other

Jan 24, 2016

When hurt, rodents may console each other

Dogs, dolphins and elephants are known to show empathy when a loved one is in pain, and now researchers have found the first consoling behavior in a rodent. Researchers say the findings, published in the U.S. journal Science, could help scientists better understand human ...

Algae toxin may erase sea lion memory: study

Jan 23, 2016

Algae toxin may erase sea lion memory: study

A toxin in algae may be erasing the memory of sea lions, which wash ashore by the hundreds each year off the coast of California, disoriented and suffering seizures, scientists recently announced. Known as domoic acid, the substance is produced naturally by marine algae, ...