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Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism

By | February 1, 2012

In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.

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Killing with Kindness

By | February 1, 2012

Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.

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Casting a Wide Eye

By | February 1, 2012

Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 31, 2012

A roundup of recent studies in behavior research

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Ever Wonder…

By | January 10, 2012

How does catnip work?

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Rare Gorilla Encounter

By | January 6, 2012

American wildlife photographer sits in awe and disbelief as a troop of wild Ugandan mountain gorillas coddle and groom him.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 4, 2012

A roundup of recent discoveries in behavior research

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In Chapter 8, "Pirates at the Picnic," author Marlene Zuk considers the wisdom of describing the behavior of ants in human terms

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Animal Mind Control

By | January 1, 2012

Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.

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In with the New

By | January 1, 2012

There is definitely no shortage of technological innovation in the life sciences.

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