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The Roots of Violence

By | November 23, 2011

Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human-on-human aggression etched in an ancient skull.

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A Smoke-Swirl of Birds

By | November 10, 2011

A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.

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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Q&A: Aging Geniuses

By | November 8, 2011

A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.

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Manual of Mental Disorders Flawed?

By | November 3, 2011

Additions and revisions to a diagnostic guide used by mental health professionals around the world could lead to more misdiagnoses.

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Ladybug Zombies

By | October 31, 2011

Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.

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How Probiotic Yogurt Works

By | October 26, 2011

Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.

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Orangutans Have Culture

By | October 25, 2011

A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.

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Protection for Big-Screen Virus

By | October 19, 2011

Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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