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Canadian Gov’t Scientists “Unmuzzled”

By | November 8, 2015

The nation’s new leader has appointed cabinet-level science ministers and has removed red tape for researchers wishing to speak with the media.


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Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?

By | September 1, 2015

A new approach shows how both honesty and deception are stable features of noisy communication.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 6, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Chimps Empath-eyes?

By | August 25, 2014

Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.


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Science Speak

By | August 1, 2014

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.


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Scientific Elevator Pitches

By | August 1, 2014

A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.


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Replication Gone Wrong

By | May 29, 2014

Efforts to reproduce an experimental psychology study yield failure, accusations, and ultimately, discourse on how to improve the process.


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Plant Talk

By | January 1, 2014

Plants communicate and interact with each other, both aboveground and below, in surprisingly subtle and sophisticated ways.


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Little Drummer Bugs

By | December 1, 2013

South African termites can relay vibrational alarm signals through their enormous nests by pounding their heads against the ground.


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Microbial Mediators

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.

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