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Humans shaped dog brains through breeding

They may be man’s best friend, but could we have created dogs in our own image? Scientists say that by selectively breeding the animals for certain behaviours, humans have shaped their brains. Over several hundred years, people have bred different lineages of domestic dogs for different tasks, such as hunting, herding, guarding or companionship. A… Read More »

Scientists bring dead pig brains to life

A bizarre Frankenstein-style experiment has breathed life into the brains of pigs four hours after death. Scientists in the US restored circulation and cellular activity in 32 pig brains obtained from a meat-packing plant. While there was no evidence of reawakening awareness or consciousness, the revitalised brains were said to be “cellularly active”. The study… Read More »