Animals

Pheromones and unconscious affects

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Conducting a Field Test on Pheromones Excerpt: “…my pheromonal research suggests that any individual who is looking to elicit increased affection from women should 1) ask them what they’re reading 2) offer a compliment and 3) spill a bowl of…
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De novo creation of olfactory receptor genes

terrarium eco system

Large-scale transcriptional profiling of chemosensory neurons identifies receptor-ligand pairs in vivo Reported as:  Deciphering the olfactory receptor code Excerpt: Its applications, countless, extend for example to the domain of chemicals able to trigger predetermined behaviors in mammals or in insects,…
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Science fiction, not theories, predicts facts

The past is not the key to the present

Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry Excerpt: The effect on the wings being moved seems to agitate the flies, as revealed by changes in their brain chemistry. Flies exposed to an electric field…
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Male pheromones and mental development

Genetic code

Study finds males may contribute to offspring’s mental development before pregnancy Excerpt: … female mice exposed to male pheromones gave birth to infants with greater mental ability. “This is the first study to show that pheromone exposure exerts an influence…
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“Evolution” of two sexes?

social interaction and brain

Selection for mitochondrial quality drives the evolution of two sexes with germline Topics included (among others): CORRELATION BETWEEN ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT AND MITOCHONDRIAL EVOLUTION THE MODEL: SIMULATION, MATHS TOO COMPLICATED TO SOLVE Mt VARIATION BETWEEN GAMETES MAKES SOMATIC GAMETOGENESIS ADVANTAGEOUS IN…
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Finding it and Perfuming the Mind

human-brain

Microbes Effect on the Brain Excerpt: In flies with a particular microbe, they only want to mate with others who have that microbe. This occurs because of a smell from the microbe. In groups of hyenas, groups identify their social…
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Olfaction, ecology, and intelligence

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“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete comprehensive understanding of odor. It may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all…
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Converting sunlight to fuel: O2 and CO2 Reactions

Physics

Efficient solar-to-fuels production from a hybrid microbial–water-splitting catalyst system Abstract excerpt:  “…we report the development of a scalable, integrated bioelectrochemical system in which the bacterium Ralstonia eutropha is used to efficiently convert CO2, along with H2 and O2 produced from…
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Removing natural selection; reshaping the horse; adjusting evolutionary theory

human-evolution

Prehistoric genomes reveal the genetic foundation and cost of horse domestication Reported as: Reshaping the horse through millennia Excerpt: “Domestication is generally associated with repeated demographic crashes. Yet, mutations that negatively impact genes are not eliminated by selection and can even…
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