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Genes Confirm: Octopuses Are Brainy and Weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build a mobile home. And now, for the first time, scientists have sequenced the genome of the eight-legged rock star, revealing how its complex noggin evolved.

Determining how octopuses' brains and bodies evolved "represents a first step to understanding these really cool animals at a new level," said Caroline Albertin, the lead researcher on the study and a graduate student studying evolution of animal development at the University of Chicago. "Having the genome represents having a tool kit that the animal draws on as it builds [its] really remarkable body and develops all these, really, very cool, behaviors," Albertin said.

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The Revolutionary MiniOne™ Electrophoresis Unit Expands Presence within STEM Education Market — SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Embi Tec expands work with STEM education outreach programs across the nation to supply the MiniOne Electrophoresis System.  Funded by leading biotech companies in the industry, these outreach programs provide professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools for the specific disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Puerto Rican Students Protest Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s Education Cuts Amid Debt Crisis

Thousands of Puerto Rican students and school employees flooded the streets of San Juan on Wednesday rejecting austerity measures that would cut funding for the University of Puerto Rico. Police prevented university supporters from reaching La Fortaleza. The proposed cuts are part of the government’s plan to start getting reducing its $79 billion dollar debt, a balance sheet that some warncould force the government into bankruptcy in a matter of months. Supporters of the University of Puerto Rico argue that tertiary education is the last thing that should be cut from the budget.

“The country has

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Police: Polish university professor drowns at beach in Puerto Rico | Fox News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 29-year-old university professor from Poland has drowned at a beach along the island's north coast.

The victim was identified as Lukasz Adam Koscielski. Police say he was caught in a strong current Saturday morning at the popular Guajataca beach in the town of Isabela.

Koscielski was a chemistry professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey and had been living in Puerto Rico for two years. Police said his mother lives in Chicago.

Guajataca beach is known for its strong currents.

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17 Historical Events Every American Should Know About (But Probably Doesn’t)

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, From the first explorations into North America nearly a century before Jamestown to the banning of Mexican-American Studies in Arizona, here's 17 Latino historical events that every American should know.

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