Topic: Neurons

Grasshopper Mice Are Numb to the Pain of the Bark Scorpion Sting

Oct. 24, 2013

The painful, potentially deadly stings of bark scorpions are nothing more than a slight nuisance to grasshopper mice, which voraciously kill and consume their prey with ease. When stung, the mice briefly lick their paws and move in again for the kill.

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Electric Fish Plug In to Communicate

Sept. 29, 2009

Just as people plug in to computers, smart phones and electric outlets to communicate, electric fish communicate by quickly plugging special channels into their cells to generate electrical impulses, University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered.

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