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How compatible are mammalian digestive systems?

I'm interested in what kinds of nutrients mammals extract from food and would like to know how similar are the outputs of these systems. For example, if it is possible to successfully replace one ...
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Can a person really die quickly from biting their tongue?

A common trope in certain circles (like Eastern martial fiction), is someone committing quick suicide by biting his or her tongue. But is this really possible? The internet turns up millions of ...
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How do Kangaroo mothers deliver the correct kind of milk to the correct joey?

Mother kangaroos are able to rear multiple joeys (young kangaroos) at different stages of development at the same time. According to Wikipedia, "the mother is able to produce two different kinds of ...
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Can Squirrels Eat Every Mushroom?

Squirrels have the ability to eat toxic mushrooms as described below. Are there any mushrooms that they can't eat without dying? According to Dr. John Rippon, an IMA member and world expert on ...
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Can mammals from different species reproduce?

I'm curious on how genetically different can two animals be in order to reproduce. Could they belong to different species? One example is the mule which is the offspring of a donkey and a horse, in ...
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Are there any mammals in which polyspermy produces viable zygotes?

Are there any mammals in which polyspermy produces viable zygotes? In the wikipedia page it is mentioned that there is a delicate equilibrium between female defenses against many sperms, which ...
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Statistical methods for analyzing dairy production data

I bought a goat back in the spring. It delivered a kid, and I milked the nanny goat all summer. Now I've got several months of twice-daily milking data from this goat (weight in grams of milk). I ...
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Can you litter box train a dolphin?

After asking If I lived in space, could I have a dolphin for a pet? and doing some research for an answer to Can fish really live in microgravity without water?, it seems like one of the key points to ...