July 17, 2014|
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Covering the life sciences inside and out
July 10, 2014|
Cognitive testing in chimpanzee pedigrees reveals a genetic basis for intelligence.
July 3, 2014|
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.
June 25, 2014|
E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.
June 19, 2014|
An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.
May 29, 2014|
Two island populations of male crickets independently evolved to evade parasites by keeping quiet, and have come up with a way to sneak matings with females that still seek the male courtship song.
May 8, 2014|
Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.
April 30, 2014|
Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.
April 10, 2014|
A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.
April 9, 2014|
The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.