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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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So You Think About Dance?

By | March 30, 2012

Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.

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More Maternal Effort Means More Robust Offspring

By | March 28, 2012

House wrens forced to invest extra resources in their offspring produced bigger sons and daughters with stronger immune systems.

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Nervy Production

By | March 23, 2012

A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.

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Behavior Brief

By | March 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Antarctic Invasion

By | March 5, 2012

Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.

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Opinion: Good, But Not Good Enough

By | February 22, 2012

Funding only outstanding researchers is increasing the gap between good and great labs and forcing some out of science in search of a bigger paycheck.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Building Flowers

By | February 16, 2012

An architecture graduate constructs intricate botanical illustrations using the computer graphics programs intended to design buildings.

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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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