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The Happiness of English

By | August 31, 2011

There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.


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Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

By | August 29, 2011

In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.


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Bird Braves Irene

By | August 29, 2011

A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.


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Climate Stirs Civil Conflict

By | August 26, 2011

Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.


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Bug Fest 2011

By | August 25, 2011

Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.


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Beetle Mania

By | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.


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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.


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Religion and Disease

By | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.


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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.


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Cutting Back in Academia

By | August 23, 2011

The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.


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