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Chimps Beat Humans In Memory Tests?!

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Chimps have better memory than humans, study finds!

Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute in Inuyama, Japan is really great at making the average human look like a fool!

No, they're not really into putting banana peels at the tops of stairwells… (that just sounds super dangerous), they're into chimpanzee research!

They've found that chimps have an incredible capacity for remembering things.

One of the study's findings was reported by New Scientist as:

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Do Dolphins Have Better Memory Than Elephants??

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Do dolphins have better memory than elephants??

Just because "an elephant never forgets," it doesn't mean that they've got the BEST long-term memory.

A new study has found that dolphins might actually have an incredibly powerful long-term memory.

Dolphins have a signature whistle, it's the call they make, which is basically like a dolphin version of a name..

When a dolphin in Bermuda was played the whistle of a dolphin it had lived with over 20 years ago, he

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Human Brain Cells Boost Mouse Memory!!

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This is some serious crazy science awesomeness!!

Researchers have grafted human brain cells into the brains of mice!

They then tested learning and memory in the mice.

What'd they find?

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Genius Chimp Solves Puzzle In Half A Second

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This is ridiculous.

Scientists have given this chimp a short term memory test.

And he can remember where ten numbers were after only seeing them for half a second!

Yes, that means this chimp can count and understands the order of numbers.

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Two Goldfish Survive 134 Days without Food

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Two Goldfish Survive 134 Days without Food

WOW!

A crazzyass pair of goldfish lasted an incredible 134 days in earthquake-hit New Zealand without any pet food or electricity to power their tank filter.

The two fish, named Shaggy and Daphne survived in their 26-gallon tank in the reception area of Quantum Chartered Accountants in Christchurch, where the earthquake struck.

When the people that work in the office were Daphne and Shaggy live earlier this month, they were shocked to find the two fish alive and well.

Was it the strong will and fighting sprit that kept them alive?? Nope — it was poop.

Some experts say bacteria in the tank may have kept the water clean enough to sustain life.

The fish have no memory od the events.

[imgae via fellowshipofminds]

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This Monkey Might Cure AIDS

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This Monkey Might Cure AIDS

SRSLY!

Sooty mangabeys (yep, real name) are a monkey species found on the western coast of central Africa who's unique immunity to SIV, a relative of HIV, has intrigued medical researchers for decades.

Now we know just how their immunity works.

Sooty mangabeys are able to avoid the chain of events that cause the immune system to break down, thanks to a unique type of T cell called a central memory T cell.

These sooty mangabeys might well offer a new way to help cope humans cope with HIV infection and avoid AIDS.

The key will be better understanding the mechanisms of their central memory T cells and figuring out how they avoid activating CCR5, which is the main reason why their immune systems are able to survive these infections essentially intact.

[Image via Yerkes NPRC.]

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Knut The Polar Bear's Final Resting Place Will Be A Berlin Museum

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knut the polar bear to be put on display in a berlin museum

At least we know he won't soon be forgotten!

Knut the Polar Bear, who died at the tragically young age of four, will be stuffed and put on display in a Berlin museum.

He'll be placed prominently near the world's largest dinosaur skeleton.

As another tribute to the famous polar bear, Berlin zoo director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz will erect "a statue of Knut as a cub in the zoo."

So nice to hear the memory of Knut will live on!

He will be missed.

[Image via WENN.]

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