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New alien species invasions still rising globally

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But new research suggests there might be traumatic effects after all

Source: EuroNews

Woodpeckers do this untold thousands of times during their lives, and these birds have thrived on Earth for some 25 million years.

Source: Reuters

The forces on their brain are huge and have baffled scientists while inspiring crash helmet design.

Source: EuroNews

The little birds have survived for 25 million years by banging their head against a tree hunting for food.

Source: EuroNews

Scientists have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth's most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups.

Source: Science Daily

Researchers from Boston University have studied the brains of Downy Woodpeckers and found they have elevated levels of a protein that is associated with brain damage in humans.

Source: Daily Mail

New research suggests fragments of a 62-mile-wide disintegrating comet struck Earth 12,800 years ago and spurred burning events larger than those caused by the ‘dinosaur killers.’

Source: Daily Mail

For a person, slamming your head full force into a tree trunk could be enough to knock you silly.

Source: Reuters

Up to 16 percent of all species on Earth could qualify as potential alien species and if they invade new regions, impacts will be difficult to predict.

Source: Science Daily

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