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Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey

By | June 1, 2014

In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.

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Capsule Reviews

By | June 1, 2014

Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook

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Contributors

By | June 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2014 issue of The Scientist

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Drunks and Monkeys

By | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  

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Inca Children Got High Before Death

By | July 29, 2013

Evidence from mummified remains of three children discovered atop an Argentinian volcano suggests they were drunk and stoned for a year leading up to their ritual sacrifice.

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Researchers Harness Brain Game Data

By | June 25, 2013

The activities of cognitive training enthusiasts give insight into the effects of lifestyle choices and age on the brain’s performance.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 25, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Buffering Against Alcohol

By | February 17, 2013

Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.  

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Glass Shape Speeds Drinking

By | August 31, 2012

The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.

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The DSM-5 Alcohol Debate

By | June 7, 2012

The new version of the diagnostic manual will do away with alcohol dependence and abuse categories in favor of a single “alcohol use disorder” diagnosis.

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