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Behavior Brief

By | December 6, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Elephants Are Aggressive, but Fish Just Bite?

By | December 5, 2013

Scientists have a hard time agreeing on how to measure an animal’s personality.


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Wolfish Social Skills

By | December 4, 2013

According to a new study, wolves can learn from humans.

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Inherited Fears

By | December 2, 2013

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.

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Stinky Cheese

By | December 2, 2013

Researchers collaborate to create fermented food products using microbes harvested from some malodorous parts of the human body.


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Capsule Reviews

By | December 1, 2013

Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo


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Karmella Haynes - Artist

By | December 1, 2013

December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.


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Mapping NYC's Microbes

By | December 1, 2013

New York University’s Jane Carlton talks about a project designed to characterize the microbiome of the Big Apple.


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By | December 1, 2013

Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.


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Organelle Architecture

By | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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